Normally, the body’s natural defences and good oral health care keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to halitosis, oral infections, tooth decay and gum disease.
Halitosis, often referred to as ‘bad breath,’ is usually a result of poor dental hygiene but can actually be a sign of periodontal disease, yeast infections and many other health problems. Dry mouth, sinus infections, acid reflux, and liver and kidney problems can also cause bad breath.
Tooth decay is also referred to as ‘dental caries’ or ‘cavities’. Causes of tooth decay are often referred to as a triangle of dental bacterial plaque, sugar, and acids. If the bacteria are not removed from the mouth with regular tooth brushing and flossing, they form dental plaque and dental calculus, and then start to metabolise the sugars of foods and drinks into acids. These acids cause the progressive breakdown of the tooth enamel leading to the formation of dental cavities.
In the early stages of tooth decay (white spots on enamel), the condition is reversible without causing permanent damage to the tooth. At a later stage, the decay breaks through the enamel creating a hole in the tooth (cavity). In the advanced stages, the tooth structure is irreversibly damaged and a tooth abscess may be formed, requiring dental restoration and/or endodontic therapy to avoid tooth loss. Toothache is the most common symptom when the damage has reached the live part of the tooth. It is always best to act early to ensure those early signs of tooth decay don’t become dental cavities and cause significant damage to our teeth.
There are 4 stages in the development of periodontitis or gum disease: Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, early periodontitis, where infection and inflammation has spread to the bone supporting the teeth, moderate periodontitis where the surrounding connective tissues and alveolar bone are seriously infected and advanced periodontitis which is characterised by severe infection, loosening teeth and tooth loss.
Poor oral hygiene produces bacteria and gum-disease, and accelerates oral microbiome aging faster than previously thought. Within 24-72 hours of the interruption of oral hygiene, there was a steep decrease in the presence of ‘good oral bacteria’ and the beneficial anti-inflammatory chemicals they are associated with. Patients with periodontitis and severe gum disease when assessed, exhibited higher levels of ‘bad’ or ‘pathogenic’ bacteria in the oral cavity. There was also a decrease in the presence of ‘good bacteria’ such as the Rothia species, as well as the chemical betaine, which are reported to play an anti-inflammatory role in several inflammatory diseases. In addition, there was a swift, full activation of multiple salivary cytokines – proteins and other molecules produced by immune system cells associated with inflammation(1). Periodontitis and gum disease can lead to tooth damage and loss and are also associated with many other inflammatory diseases (see below).
Your oral health is more important than you might realise. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria – and those bacteria are mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Oral health can have a direct impact on your gut health and vice versa. Many diseases like candidiasis and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may all exhibit oral signs(2).
Problems with your oral health also can contribute to diseases and conditions such as endocarditis, cardiovascular disease(3)(4), type 2 diabetes(5) and pneumonia.(6) Research also suggests a strong association between oral health conditions like erosion, caries, and periodontal disease and mood conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.(7) Porphyromonas gingivalis, the keystone pathogen in chronic periodontitis, has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients.(8)
Good oral hygiene is really the best preventative tool to keep your gums and teeth healthy and avoid pathogenic or ‘bad’ bacteria originating in the mouth and contributing to the development of more chronic, serious illness and disease.
Toxaprevent HALISTOP® Chewable Tablets contain MANC® particles which bind and remove odorous ammonium-containing compounds from the mouth, gums and throat for the natural regulation of halitosis. MANC® particles also bind and remove histamine, improving wound healing in the mouth and reducing inflammation of the gums. The use of stevia and lemon gives the product a pleasant taste and serves as a healthy candy substitute for children and diabetic patients.
Toxaprevent Medi PLUS Sachets contain MANC® particles which target the upper digestive tract from the mouth onwards, and can be used as an anti-inflammatory mouth wash by creating a layer of MANC® particles around the mouth.
DENTURA MED© combines the toxin pulling power and anti-inflammatory effects of MANC® with natural vitamins, minerals and oils needed to improve and protect your oral microbiome.
DENTURA MED© is suitable for sensitive teeth. The select ingredients combined with MANC® have a gentle effect and are classed as “medium abrasive” (RDA value = 50) on the Radioactive Dentine Abrasion Scale (RDA scale).
The RDA value is an important factor when choosing a toothpaste. Toothpastes contain small cleaning particles which, if too abrasive, can cause discoloration and damage the tooth enamel. This is why DENTURA MED© has been specially formulated with a low abrasion score to be gentle and effectively remove plaque without damaging the enamel, keeping your mouth clean and fresh.
- No menthol, fluoride, surfactants or parabens are used
- Free from microplastics and contains no nano components
- DENTURA MED© Sensitive has not been tested on animals
- Vegan and suitable for the whole family.