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New VITIS® anticaries product line

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15 Jun 2015

DENTAID is proud to present its all new VITIS® anticaries product line, containing the revolutionary DENTAID nanorepair® technology and offering toothpaste and mouthwash formulas which repair tooth enamel and produce a protective coat that is resistant to acid attack. 

Caries is an infectious disease of microbial origin located in the dental hard tissues. Certain bacteria in the oral cavity (Streptococcus mutans, etc.) ferment dietary carbohydrates, transforming these into acids (mainly lactic acid) thereby causing the pH of the oral cavity to drop. 

When pH drops below 5.5, hydroxyapatite crystals in the enamel begin to dissolve, resulting in enamel demineralisation (1,2). Enamel can also be weakened by erosion caused by acidic foods and beverages, which promotes the cariogenic process by oral bacteria. 

Tooth decay has a prevalence of 92-94% in the adult population over 35 years of age(3)

This process occurs on the tooth and is part of a dynamic balance between demineralisation and remineralisation. Eating promotes remineralisation of the enamel due to saliva's buffering effect. This is because it is rich in bicarbonates, phosphates and proteins, which neutralise the drop in pH and cause dissolved calcium and phosphate ions to precipitate again on the enamel surface, forming new hydroxyapatite crystals. 

Fluoride, which is also present in saliva at very low concentrations, plays a fundamental role in remineralisation, and when it combines with hydroxyapatite crystals it forms fluorapatite, increasing the hardness of enamel and its resistance to acids. This means that if the many factors involved in the onset of caries can be controlled, it may be possible to prevent the progression of the disease and even reverse it in the early stages. 

ORAL HYGIENE AND DIET 

Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is essential, and should be done using toothpastes and mouthrinses that are specifically formulated to prevent the onset of caries and to protect the enamel from dental erosion, and should be complemented using interproximal cleaning tools such as dental floss and tape, interproximal brushes and oral irrigators. 

Diet also plays an important role, as it provides the main substrate on which dental plaque feeds: carbohydrates. For this reason, it is recommended to limit daily sugar intake, avoid eating sticky or retentive foods and cut down on snacking. 

Lastly, the best advice is oral hygiene monitoring once or twice per year by a dentist or hygienist. 

THREE MECHANISMS OF ACTION 

DENTAID is proud to present its all new VITIS® anticaries product line, containing the revolutionary DENTAID nanorepair® technology and offering toothpaste and mouthwash formulas which repair tooth enamel and produce a protective coat that is resistant to acid attack. 

The VITIS® anticaries range prevents the onset of caries and protects against dental erosion thanks to three important ingredients: hydroxyapatite nanoparticles, fluoride and xylitol. 

Because of their nanometric size and similarity to the apatite in tooth enamel, hydroxyapatite nanoparticles form a stable and natural bond to the tooth enamel. 

The VITIS® anticaries range prevents the onset of caries and protects against dental erosion 

Therefore, they repair grooves, cracks and imperfections deep down in the damaged surface, they strengthen the demineralised enamel and form a protective layer that is resistant to acid pH (4,5,6,7,8,9). Together with the fluoride, these nanoparticles also promote the formation of fluorapatite and remineralisation of the enamel, giving it greater strength against demineralisation (1,2,7,10)

Meanwhile, because it is a non-cariogenic sugar, xylitol, which is contained VITIS® anticaries products, helps to reduce dental biofilm formation and to cut down on acid production. Also, by increasing saliva flow, it enhances the neutralisation of acid pH in the mouth and promotes enamel remineralisation (1,2,11,12)

Bibliography

  1. Boj JR, y cols. Odontopediatría. La evolución del niño al adulto joven. 1ª reimpresión; 2012. Ed. Ripano. 
  2. Fejerskov O, Kidd E. Dental caries: The disease and its clinical management. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell & Munksgaard; 2008. 
  3. Encuesta de Salud Oral en España 2010. Organización Colegial de Dentistas de España. 
  4. Huang SB, Gao SS, Yu HY. Effect of nano-hydroxyapatite concentration on remineralization of initial enamel lesion in vitro. Biomed Mater 2009; 4 (3): 034104. 
  5. Huang S, Gao S, Cheng L, Yu H. Remineralization potential of nanohydroxyapatite on initial enamel lesions: an in vitro study. Caries Res 2011; 45 (5): 460-468. 
  6. Tschoppe P, Zandim D, Martus P, Kielbassa AM. Enamel and dentine remineralization by nano-hydroxyapatite toothpastes. J Dent 2011; 39 (6): 430-437. 
  7. Roveri N, Foresti E, Lelli M, Lesci IG. Recent advancements in preventing teeth health hazard: the daily use of hydroxyapatite instead of fluoride. Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering 2009; 2: 197-215. 
  8. Li L, Haihua P, Tao J, Xu X, Mao, Gu X, Tang R. Repair of enamel by using hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as the building blocks. J Mater Chem 2008; 18: 4.079-4.084. 
  9. Evaluación in vitro de la deposición de nanopartículas de hidroxiapatita sobre esmalte dental desmineralizado. Laboratorio de I+D. Dentaid, 2014. 
  10. Arnold WH, Dorow A, Langenhorst S, Gintner Z, Bánóczy J, Gaengler P. Effect of fluoride toothpastes on enamel demineralization. BMC Oral Health 2006; 6: 8. 
  11. Guideline on xylitol use in caries prevention. 2011. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 
  12. Maguire A, Rugg-Gunn AJ. Xylitol and caries prevention--is it a magic bullet? Br Dent J 2003; 194 (8): 429-436. 

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