Dental Hygiene at the Clinic

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Here at the Infinity Dental Centre we use the professional range of products from Closys to help remove the stigma of halitosis, the CloSYS Complete Oral Health System works differently than traditional oral care. CloSYS kills germs and volatile sulfur compounds at the source, so you get an oral health system that kills bacteria that cause plaque, eliminates bad breath, reduces bleeding and inflamed gums and provides many other benefits for optimal oral health. The components of the CloSYS Complete Oral Health System are:

  • - CloSYS Antiplaque Toothpaste
  • - CloSYS Antiseptic Oral Rinse
  • - CloSYS Oral Spray

CloSYS Toothpaste contains the patented and unique combination of chlorine dioxide and buffering phosphates to kill harmful bacteria, periodontal pathogens and neutralize odor-causing volatile sulfur compounds on contact. Plus CloSYS has the special combination of silica polishers and the oxidizing power of chlorine dioxide to help whiten teeth with regular brushing. CloSYS Toothpaste is one of the lowest in abrasivity of any toothpaste, so it's safe for daily use.

Another important feature is that CloSYS Toothpaste is one of the only toothpastes that does not contain the foaming agent, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which has been linked to allergies and apthous ulcers.

Closys: the mechanism

The oral cavity is a very fertile area for bacteria of many types, some good and some harmful. The challenge is to eliminate or control those that cause tooth decay and gum disease in a way that doesn't introduce substances that cause bacteria to build an immune resistance. Chlorine dioxide has proven to be extremely effective at this. The mechanism of bacteria kill is by chemically attacking the bacteria cell and by eliminating sources of nutrition. The concentration of the active ingredient chlorine dioxide is very low to assure that little gram positive bacteria is affected, while most gram negative bacteria is eliminated.

Left unchecked, VSCs can allow bacteria to pass through the gums and into the bloodstream. Once there, oral bacteria may affect the heart by attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries and contributing to clot formation. Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is preterm or low birthweight. More research is needed to confirm how periodontal disease affects pregnancy outcomes, but we do know that periodontal disease is an infection and all infections are cause for concern during pregnancy.

About Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

  • ClO2 is an oxidizing agent
  • ClO2 changes VSCs by breaking valence bonds of O2 at sulfur (S) atoms
  • Eliminates oral malodor
  • Effective up to 8 hours