20 Apr

What Do Antioxidants Have to Do with Your Teeth?

You may be familiar with the role of antioxidants in the body to fight off dangerous free-radicals, keep disease at bay, and help the body’s natural detoxification processes thrive.  It’s equally as important, but not as widely known, that antioxidants also play a critical role in the health of your mouth as well. Since the entire oral cavity is constantly besieged by bacteria from food and drink, it’s all too easy for infection and disease-causing agents to settle in the mouth and wreak havoc. Unfortunately, oral tissues are very delicate and extra sensitive to the damage that free-radicals and oxidative stress can cause.

Supplementing the mouth with antioxidants has been proven to support healthy tissue and protect against oral diseases like cancer. Antioxidants already exist naturally in saliva, but they often aren’t enough to neutralize free radicals. Fortunately, PerioSciences recently released the market’s first line of oral care products that offer the vast power of antioxidants to create a natural, safe, and effective oral care system.

PerioSciences offers gel, rinse, and toothpaste, all with extra antioxidants to keep the mouth as healthy as possible. The AO ProVantage Gel, for instance, includes antioxidants, xylitol, and essential oils to freshen breath, sooth soft tissue in the oral cavity, inhibit destructive enzymes, and fight inflammation and bacteria. The gel is nothing short of a powerhouse of healing potential.

Similarly, the AO ProRinse and ProToothpaste, both available in Natural, White Care, Sensitive, and Hydrating variations, serve important roles in moisturizing and cleaning the mouth. By removing plaque and nourishing the gum tissue and teeth with important antioxidants, these products make the mouth healthier than it could be on its own.

To obtain these incredible oral antioxidant products for yourself, call the Obrochta Center for Dental Health in St. Petersburg, Florida at (727) 321-4464. Dr. Obrochta and his team are oral care experts who will give you everything you need for true dental wellness.

Dr. Obrochta