Spry toothpaste (Xlear Inc.) has announced a new, more effective formula based on new research. A new study, published in the Journal of Dentistry, concluded that the combination of fluoride and nanosized trimetaphosphate (TMP) hardens teeth against damage and decay more effectively than fluoride alone.
Studies show poor dental hygiene is linked to increase risks of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and even infectious disease illnesses. Stronger teeth, and enhanced gum health, are critical to overall wellness.
“One of the best and easiest ways to stay healthy is to use a more effective toothpaste for maintaining your teeth and oral health. An oral care regime that includes TMP to further strengthen the enamel and xylitol to reduce the acid creating bacteria is what really works according to peer reviewed-published research,” said Dr Mark Cannon, DDS, MS, a professor at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, United States.
The study concluded that the TMP toothpaste “promoted a greater protective effect against enamel demineralisation and significantly affected the composition of biofilm formed in situ compared to (1100ppm fluoride) toothpaste.
TMP/Fluoride compound makes teeth harder at a much greater enamel depth than other toothpastes, including fluoride toothpaste. The study also found that TMP “raise[s] fluoride and led to higher calcium in [tooth] enamel”; reduced the cariogenicity and increased calcium and phosphate in the biofilm (the bacterial colonies of the mouth); and, “provide[d] toothpastes with less contribution to fluoride intake in children.”
In addition to fluoride, Spry includes xylitol, erythritol, and nano trimetaphosphate (nTMP). Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar, a natural carbohydrate which occurs freely in plants (for example, in fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries and plums) and is produced in the human body from vitamin C and by other natural pathways.
“The Journal of Dentistry study shows that the new ingredients in Spry toothpaste are significantly more effective than typical fluoride toothpastes,” said Nathan Jones, chief executive officer of Xlear, the maker of new, more effective Spry. “Brush your way to better health with Spry.”