ProFresh® Vs Other Mouth Washes
Are you ready for a Chemistry Lesson?
It’s either Activated or it’s Imitated,
ProFresh® = Activated Molecular Chlorine Dioxide
Other Mouth Washes = Stabilised Molecular Chlorine Dioxide
ProFresh®’s U.S. patent prohibits any other mouth rinse from including chlorine dioxide at levels known to stop bad breath. Therefore, it is the only genuine chlorine dioxide mouthwash.
About Chlorine Dioxide ClO2
ClO2: How Does it Work?
Have you ever had a leaky pipe? Killing the germs that cause bad breath is similar to blocking up the hole that’s letting water in. You still have the existing water to deal with. The same is true of the bacteria and debris in your mouth.
Killing the bacteria that produce bad breath is certainly beneficial, but the odours already produced continue to remain until saliva and air dilute them sufficiently that others cannot detect them. Chlorine dioxide doesn’t just neutralise the bad breath bacteria swiftly; it also destroys the odour itself, ensuring that both the cause-and-effect of bad breath are eliminated.
Molecular chlorine dioxide neutralises the volatile sulphur gases (VSCs) in your mouth, the smell they produce, and the bacteria that causes them.
Molecular Chlorine Dioxide: ClO2 attacks bad-breath from a multi-level position:
- Osmotic pressure matching technology, allows ClO2 to penetrate surface tissue
- Removes oral biofilm
- Kills odour-causing bacteria
- Reduces proteins that all odour-causing bacteria to ferment
- Destroys Volatile Sulphur Compounds before they reach the air and evaporate, causing a noticeable smell
Eliminating Bacteria From the Outside-in
True molecular chlorine dioxide kills all germs, viruses and parasites on contact by tearing their cell walls apart. Its low molecular weight allows it to penetrate more deeply into oral plaque than common mouthwash. This is particularly important when the bacteria that cause bad breath are the target.
No Flavour. No Odour. No Bad Breath!
Virtually all added flavours contain reducing compounds (electron donors). In its electron depleted state, ClO2 destroys odours by pulling electrons off odiferous molecules rendering them tasteless and odourless.
Chlorine dioxide sounds a bit like a loose cannon killing all infective agents and destroying all tastes and odours. However, it has been used for decades in water treatment, food processing equipment and the like. Fortunately ClO2 can differentiate between healthy living tissue and infective agents. When used upon infected periodontal tissue, the causative bacteria and infected cells are rapidly destroyed. Normal healthy tissue including periodontal ligament cells that rebuild periodontal attachment (formerly destroyed by the disease) are left untouched.
ProFresh® confines ClO2 in a special plastic bottle for long periods of time eliminating the need to mix components at each use. It is non-irritating and has a minimal taste.
Simple spit tests after using ClO2has demonstrated lower cultivatable bacteria and fewer exfoliated epidermal cells than all other mouth rinses tested.
Stabilised Chlorine Dioxide: A Poor Substitute
“Stabilized chlorine dioxide” rinses were introduced in the 1970’s. They claim they provide the benefits of molecular chlorine dioxide, without any substantiating research. Today we still have “stabilized chlorine dioxide” mouth washes which are marketed with claims that they contain chlorine dioxide although in fact they DO NOT.
Stabilised chlorine dioxide mouthwashes contain a salt called sodium chlorite, which used in the manufacture of true molecular Chlorine dioxide. Because it is a precursor of chlorine dioxide, sodium chlorite is also called “Stabilised chlorine dioxide” despite the fact that it contains NO molecular chlorine dioxide at all. These products are marketed with claims that they contain chlorine dioxide, although they do not. Molecular Chlorine dioxide is a gas.
Recent studies confirm that the effect of “stabilised chlorine dioxide” mouthwash on bad breath is insignificant compared to ProFresh® Chlorine Dioxide Mouth Wash.
Cover-ups: Gum, Mints, & Flavour- Based Mouthwash
Today, gum flavoured rinses, and alcohol based mouthwash are popular items on supermarket shelves and in medicine cabinets everywhere. But these popular products don’t solve the problem of bad breath.
Regular diligent tooth brushing is effective in preventing plaque and removing food particles that can worsen bad breath. However, toothbrushes can’t adequately reach the back of the tongue where the prime odour-causing bacteria reside. Flavour based mouthwashes only serve to mask the odours caused by bacteria for a brief time, and in most cases may actually make it worse. They don’t eliminate the odour-causing bacteria themselves, so they continue to build underneath the momentary minty smell.
Worst of all, are those mouth rinses that also contain alcohol. Alcohol dries the mouth, accentuating a condition that leads to halitosis. The effectiveness of alcohol-mouthwashes wears off in minutes, compared to the 24 hour relief provided by ProFresh®.