Oral health refers to the health of the teeth and mouth, keeping teeth free from cavities and gums free from disease. Poor oral health is a gateway to health problems for the body, and systemic diseases such as diabetes complications, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.
The human mouth contains the 2nd most diverse microbial community in the body. Over 700 species of bacteria colonize hard surfaces of the teeth and soft tissues of the oral mucosa. Together they comprise the oral microbiome.
Modern lifestyles can have negative health consequences for oral and general health. The resulting dysbiosis of the oral microbiome allows disease-promoting bacteria to manifest and can cause localized conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Oral bacteria often congregate in communities called bio-films, commonly known as plaque, which often harbors pathogenic bacteria that remain sheltered from most oral hygiene products.
Kisolite® has potential as a natural mineral antimicrobial with capabilities against multi-drug resistant microbial biofilms.
By 2020, the global oral care market is estimated to be worth about 39.47 billion U.S. dollars.
Mineral clays have an adsorptive capacity that reduces toxins in the mouth, at the same time providing minerals and alkaline that reduces acidity and can even help whiten teeth.
Kisolite, as an ingredient for oral health products, particularly gum health, represents a prime opportunity for new product development.