BEHIND THE BRILLIANCE OF GLISTER FAQs
Q. How does tooth decay happen?
A. Tooth decay begins when teeth are not cleaned properly after eating. In just one hour, plaque bacteria begin converting sugar and starch particles into harmful acids that attack tooth enamel. Within 24 hours, plaque can harden to form tartar, which can only be removed by a professional. Help prevent tooth decay and gum disease by cleaning away plaque at the gum line each day with Glister™ Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste and rinsing with Glister MultiAction Oral rinse.
Q. What is plaque?
A. Plaque is the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms on the teeth and produces acids which dissolve the tooth enamel. Brushing with Glister Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste can help to remove plaque before it has time to harden and become tartar, and rinsing with Glister Multi-Action Oral Rinse has been tested to reduce plaque over brushing alone. Once tartar has formed, only a trip to the dentist can remove it.
Q. What can I do to prevent cavities?
A. Brush at least twice a day with Glister Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste to help remove food and plaque. Preventative care can help keep minor problems from becoming major ones.
Q. Does fluoride help prevent cavities?
A. Yes! Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to safely strengthen tooth enamel and prevents cavities. Fluoride can be found in Glister Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste.
Q. Should I floss before or after I brush my teeth?
A. Some dentists say flossing before brushing dislodges plaque and food particles so they can be carried away. Other say flossing afterwards removes particles that get trapped between teeth during brushing. Before or after, the important thing is to floss regularly.
Q. How often should I change my toothbrush?
A. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months, or sooner if they become frayed or worn.
Q. What is CPC?
A. Short for Cetylpyridinium Chloride, CPC is the active ingredient in Glister Concentrated Multi-Action Oral Rinse. It fights bad breath and plaque build-up.
Q. Is Glister Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste safe for Children?
A. Yes, however children under the age of five should only use a smear of fluoride toothpaste on a small brush like Glister kids Toothbrush. Children under the age of eight are recommended to use Glister kids Toothpaste. Keep toothpaste out of reach of children.
Q. Is Glister Multi-Action Rinse safe for Children?
A. Do not use for children under 6 years of age. Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Information Centre immediately.
Q. Does Glister Multi-Action Rinse contain alcohol?
A. If so, how much? A Glister Multi-Action Rinse does contain alcohol at less than 1% at recommended use levels.
Q. Why do we include alcohol in Glister Multi-Action Rinse?
A. It is important for product compatibility and easy dilution.
Q. Why do other mouthwash products contain high levels of alcohol and some contain none?
A. Companies make their own decisions about product performance needs and consumer acceptability. Amway does not believe that any commercial mouthwash contains a level of alcohol that would be generally considered unsafe.