Anti-caries toothpaste (magnolol toothpaste)
Dental caries is one of the most common disease in the oral cavity, and it is also one of the most common frequently occurring diseases in human beings. The World Health Organization has ranked it as one of the three major prevention and treatment diseases of human beings, along with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The commonly and most effective way to prevent dental caries is to perform pit and fissure sealing, but this can only be done after children are in the right age. Before that, doctors generally recommend the following methods to prevent dental caries:
- Brush your teeth in the morning and evening, and develop the good habit of gargling after meals;
- Eat less acidic and stimulating food, and do not eat snacks before sleep;
- Eat fewer foods with high sugar content, such as sugar, chocolate, biscuits, etc;
- Don’t eat too much hard food to avoid tooth wear;
- Take regular physical exercise and check the mouth regularly. Generally, people over 12 years old should check once a year;
- You should eat more nutritious food rich in calcium, inorganic salt, etc., and try to eat high-fiber coarse food.
It is generally recognized that dental caries is caused by bacteria in the mouth and specific ecological environment plaque, especially several kinds of acid producing streptococcus, including blood group streptococcus, streptococcus mutans, streptococcus sanguis and streptococcus minor. Epidemiological studies have proved that Streptococcus mutants are most closely related to dental caries. It is believed that Streptococcus mutans are the major pathogen of dental caries.
At present, the mechanical removal method is widely used to prevent and cure dental caries, that is, brushing teeth with a toothbrush and flossing to clear plaque. Fluoride has been publicly used to prevent dental caries. However, modern medicine found through micro measurement technology that fluoride would accumulate on the surface of teeth and possibly form dental fluorosis, and children were prone to swallow toothpaste when brushing, so it was not suitable for children to use.
Scientists found a new active substance, magnolol, which can effectively prevent dental caries. Adding it to toothpaste can effectively prevent dental caries.
Magnolol is an active substance extracted from dry bark, branch bark, and root bark of Magnolia Officinalis. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-endophytic, muscle relaxation, and relieves acute inflammatory pain. In terms of antibacterial effect, magnolol has significant antibacterial activity against gram-positive bacteria, acid resistant bacteria and filamentous fungi, more significant antibacterial effect against Streptococcus mutans, and the strongest inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus. Streptococcus mutans is the main pathogen of dental caries, so magnolol can effectively prevent dental caries.
Scientific experiments show that the antibacterial property of toothpaste containing magnolol is 3-6 times that of ordinary toothpaste. After 12 months of the experiment on 200 children aged 3-6, it was found that the incidence rate of dental caries in children using magnolol toothpaste was only one-third of that in children using ordinary toothpaste.