AnOxident balance toothpaste is a new, patented formulation which combines the fortifying action of milk and plant extracts with the clinically-proven DUOX system which helps restore the natural pH balance of the mouth, boost anti-oxidants and reduce the risk from excess salivary glucose on teeth and gums.
AnOxident balance Toothpaste is non-foaming, high fluoride (1500ppm) and xylitol (which helps control the decay causing bacteria in the mouth) to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
AnOxident is a brand new range of oral care products specifically for those with diabetes. It is developed by Dr. Jean Paul Perraudin, the same inventor of both BioXtra and the original Biotene.
Ingredients: Excipients, Sodium Monofluorophosphate 1.14% w/w (1500 ppm fluoride ion), Xylitol, Milk Protein Extract, Milk Substrate, Cucumis Melo, Apo Lactoferrin-NFQ®, Lactoferrin-NFQ®
Use a pea sized blob of toothpaste on a dry toothbrush (electric or manual) to brush every surface of each tooth at night time and one other time every day. Spit out after brushing but don’t rinse away the paste. At night time before sleep apply AnOxident gel to help prevent dry mouth symptoms over night. Use AnOxident gel spray throughout the day to moisturise the soft tissues.
More information about gum disease and diabetes by the British Society of Periodontology can be found here
A short video from the European Federation of Periodontology about gum disease and diabetes can be watched here
More information about AnOxident balance can be found here
More healthy tips for happy teeth can be found here
What the experts say –
Proceedings from the Symposium, Diabetes, Oral Health & Nutrition. Barcelona November, 2015
A Summary of Clinician observations of oral health in diabetes and why AnOxident balance can be considered a useful adjunct to in care pathway of a diabetic.
- Periodontal disease affects glycaemic control.
- At present, there is no specific treatment for diabetic oral disease.
- The wound healing factors of gingiva are impaired due to insulin resistance.
Diabetes and periodontitis have become a global burden of chronic diseases. Both have many common risk factors.
- Reduced saliva may be due to a disturbance in glycaemic control.
- Hypo-salivation is related to elevated blood glucose.
- Diabetes is defined by the WHO as a 21st century epidemic.
- Periodontal diseases are the main oral health problem in people with diabetes.
- Diabetes is a risk factor for periodontal diseases.
- The risk of periodontitis is 3x greater in diabetics and poor metabolic control increases this risk factor.
- Treatment of periodontitis has been shown to improve metabolic control.
- It is imperative, therefore, to stop the damage from occurring.
- Periodontal disease is a risk factor for systemic disease.
- Poor Control of periodontal disease pre-disposes to diabetes.
Early detection and treatment or periodontal disease can significantly reduce the complications of diabetes.