Calculus, widely recognised as a cause of gum problems by increasing the retention of dental plaque, is set to face new opposition with Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste.
Formed by the calcification of previously deposited dental plaque, calculus then provides a rough surface on which further plaque can adhere.
To counter this cycle of events, Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste is formulated with polyphosphate which helps prevent the initial build-up of calculus.
This active ingredient inhibits the crystal growth of the unwanted hydroxyapatite in residual plaque, inhibiting mineralisation and helping to prevent calculus formation.
Laboratory and clinical work have confirmed this effect, especially when Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste has been used over time. Furthermore its substantial efficacy against calculus has been confirmed.
Of additional benefit to users of Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste, is the unique combination of polyphosphate and stabilised stannous fluoride.
In a remarkable synergy, this latter ingredient delivers long-lasting anti-bacterial benefits and as such is recognised as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent.
Its ability to inhibit bacterial growth, reduce bacterial adhesion and to affect microbial metabolic processes adds the double advantage of anti-plaque to the anti-calculus defences against gum problems.