Activated Chlorine Dioxide has the GREAT ability to Break Up Biofilm.
Biofilm also known as dental plaque is a colony of bacteria that forms the “fuzzy’ feeling on your teeth throughout the day. This aggregate of microorganisms happens on a daily basis, and if it goes undisturbed, it can mature into the harder to remove calculus or tartar. Leaving biofilm on the teeth has been linked to both caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum diseases).
How does Activated Chlorine Dioxide break up Biofilm?
Chlorine Dioxide, OraCare’s active ingredient, remains gaseous in a solution. The Activated Chlorine Dioxide molecule is powerful and has the ability to go through the entire system. Activated Chlorine Dioxide can penetrate the slime layers of bacteria because it easily dissolves, even in hydrocarbons and emulsions. Activated Chlorine Dioxide oxidizes the polysaccharide matrix that keeps the Biofilm together. During this reaction Activated Chlorine Dioxide is reduced to chlorite ions. These ions are divided up into pieces of Biofilm that remain steady. When the Biofilm starts to grow again, an acid environment is formed and the chlorite ions are transformed into Chlorine Dioxide. This Chlorine Dioxide removes the remaining Biofilm.
Did You Know?
80% of all infections are caused by Biofilm
The same Biofilm in your mouth canalso be found in your heart
ClO2 is being used by over 1000 cities, and the main reason is because of it'sability to break up Biofilm
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