North Texas Dentistry Volume 5 Issue 2 - Page 13

action. All ingredients in the mildly mint-flavored gel are safe if ingested and no abrasives, antimicrobials or detergents were added. Livionex with activated edathamil is able to penetrate and disrupt the ability of bacteria to bind to the tooth surface. It is clinically proven to be up to 3x as effective as traditional toothpastes at reducing plaque.The Plaque Index achieved with Livionex averages < 0.5 (compared to ~2 with regular brushing). Plaque leads to gingivitis, gingival bleeding and worse, and studies show that reduction of plaque leads to dramatic reductions in gum inflammation and bleeding. Three years of rigorous clinical studies of Livionex have documented superior efficacy at reducing plaque, gingival inflammation, bleeding on probing and perio pocket depth. Livionex has proven to deliver exciting results that no other toothpaste has been able to come close to achieving. Results showed that Livionex was more than 250% better in reducing plaque, and more than 200% better in reducing gum inflammation and bleeding as compared to the control toothpaste. Importantly, studies show that Livionex does not etch dental enamel. Study 1 – Plaque, Gingivitis and Bleeding In the pilot study conducted at a clinical practice in Milpitas, CA, patients were randomized to receive either Livionex or Colgate Total and instructed to brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush. The dentist, hygienist and patients were blinded regarding the assignment of the toothpaste. Comparison of baseline measurements to end of study measurements showed a statistically significant reduction of plaque, gingivitis and gingival bleeding. Since all patients received a professional deep cleaning after baseline measurements, all started with a zero on the Plaque Index. In the Colgate Total group, plaque was reduced by 7%, meaning that 93% of the plaque at baseline had returned after four weeks. In the Livionex group, there was a plaque reduction of 91%, which means that just 9% of the plaque had returned at the end of four weeks. technician and patient were blinded regarding the assignment of the toothpaste. Each patient was given a standard soft toothbrush and instructed to brush twice a day. A comparison of baseline to end of study measurements showed a statistically significant reduction of plaque, gingivitis and gum bleeding. Study 3 – Remineralization ()%