The main active ingredient in OraCare is Activated Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2). It was discovered in 1814 by Sir Humphrey Davy and was actually first used as a bleach. In fact, even today it is used for bleaching wood pulp, because it is such a great oxidizing agent! This is also why it is exceptional at helping to maintain white teeth. We have also seen this product used in many other disciplines, including in mold clean up after hurricane Katrina, and in water treatment systems due to its effectiveness at breaking up biofilm. One of the most important properties to be aware of about CLO2 is that it is a gas. To make CLO2, two liquids must be mixed to allow the gas to be released, this also contributes to the importance of a two bottle system (see Activated vs. Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide). As a gas Activated Chlorine Dioxide is able to permeate places where liquids and solids just can’t go. So in areas such as the back of the throat, borders of the tongue, and the floor of the mouth where the pathogens like to hide, ClO2 is able to penetrate these areas and rid them of microbes that can lead to significant oral issues. Being that it is a gas it dissipates quickly, so there are no harmful lingering chemicals. This is why it is so safe to use on continuous basis. Activate ClO2 kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, volatile sulfur compounds (VSC’s) and breaks up biofilm, which contributes to making it a very versatile compound. Activated ClO2 is also able to rapidly kill bacteria and does not allow time for the bacteria to become resistant.
Since we know that Chlorine Dioxide is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, VSC's, and biofilm Dentist select has harnessed this power into OraCare. It is able to address gingivitis, gum disease, bad breath and a host of other oral health concerns, and it doesn't stop there. Every day, scientists connect Oral Health with overall health. That's why OraCare is not just an Oral Cleanser, it's a Health Rinse. OraCare with Activated Chlorine Dioxider is available only through Dentist Select Provider Dentists. Ask your dentist about it today, or click on the button to find your local Provider Dentist.