My son has problems with the enamel on his teeth, which his dentist says started in the womb. So no matter how well we brush his teeth and keep him away from sticky, sweet, or hard foods, he still ends up having a crown placed on a tooth at least once a year. That’s why I was interested when I saw Inspector Hector Plaque Detector rinse. Designed by Vi-Jon, your child rinses with Inspector Hector Plaque Detector prior to brushing his teeth. The rinse is supposed to stain areas on the teeth blue where plaque is located, indicating where he should concentrate on brushing the most.
I bought this rinse for my son last week, and I have to say that so far, I’m not all that impressed with it. His teeth have never really picked up the stain, yet I know after a full day’s worth of eating (or a night of sleeping) there is plaque on his teeth. We had been using a fluoride rinse after brushing (Listerine Smart Rinse), which I prefer and think I’ll return to after Inspector Hector is gone.
If you’d like to try this product for yourself, you can purchase Inspector Hector in WalMart stores (not available online) for about $6.99. Listerine Smart Rinse can be bought online at drugstore.com for $5.49.