Toothpaste Improves Periodontitis Symptoms

By: Dentistry Today
Photo by:  LivFresh

Livionex’s LivFresh toothpaste significantly improves periodontitis symptoms, according to the company, which recently conducted a six-month, double-blind study at the Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California at Irvine.

The study compared how LivFresh and Crest’s Pro Health toothpaste affected periodontal pocket depths, gingival inflammation, and gum bleeding in 65 patients with periodontitis in maintenance care.

According to Livionex, the subjects who brushed with LivFresh saw statistically significant improvements in their symptoms compared to the group that brushed with Pro Health.

Livionex notes research indicating a possible link between inflammatory gum disease and COVID-19 respiratory conditions as well as data showing that dental care is the most neglected of all healthcare spending since the pandemic started.

According to Livionex, its research is the first controlled study to show a toothpaste demonstrating measurable improvements in patients with periodontitis, which affects more than 65 million Americans and almost half of American adults age 30 and older.

Periodontitis, the most severe form of gum disease, has been connected to tooth loss, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and some cancers, the company said, and several studies have reported that those with chronic gum disease are more likely to experience severe, potentially life-threatening complications with COVID-19.

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