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Health and Oral Hygiene

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is also called periodontal disease.

It is a chronic inflammatory reaction against certain bacteria present in the dental plaque of the tissues that support the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria between the tooth and the gum. It is also a progressive disease; the first step is gingivitis, which can later become periodontitis.

Gingivitis is a reversible inflammation of the gums that can progressively spread to the bone tissue. It develops slowly and often without pain.

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Alzheimer’s disease: the oral bacteria hypothesis

Despite decades of medical research, the causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unknown. However, numerous risk factors have been identified, such as: age, genetic predispositions, lack of physical and intellectual activity...

A few months apart, two studies have pointed out an original track: toxic proteins produced by a bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis, responsible for gingivitis and periodontitis (that is to say, when the gum and the jawbone are attacked).

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Gencix, the 100% natural oral hygiene solution, rated 100/100 on the Yuka app

Gencix, the 100% natural oral hygiene solution, was rated 100/100 among cosmetics on the Yuka app. Titanium dioxide and sulfate free, our product earned the highest score (Ingredients: Carica Papaya Leaf Extract and Pumice).

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Bad breath, what are the causes?

Halitosis is the medical name of bad breath. It affects 25 to 50% of the population. Its prevalence increases with age and men tend to be three times more affected by it than women. Halitosis is caused by the presence of specific bacteria in the oral cavity, which cause odor by degrading proteins. Bad breath comes from the oral area in 90% of cases.

Halitosis is favored by local causes in 90% of cases :

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The blacklist of toothpastes containing Titanium dioxide

Two out of three of toothpastes contain Titanium dioxide (identifiable with the code CI77891), which is a dangerous chemical substance, potentially nano, about to be prohibited in the food sector. It is a useless colorant, only used to whiten toothpastes. Titanium dioxide has nothing to do in the composition of our toothpastes!

It must be forbidden, and manufacturers must stop using it as soon as possible.

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What are the risk factors for gum disease?

Some factors and bad habits increase the risks of getting gum disease.

Poor oral hygiene :
Failure to have proper brushing equipment and brushing technique generates risks of developing gum disease.

Environmental factors :
Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, certain medications or stress can affect the health of your gums.

Genetic factors :
You must be careful when members of your family are already suffering from periodontal disease.

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Association between periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease?

Chronic exposure to Porphyromonas Gingivalis, a pathogen involved in periodontitis, leads to brain inflammation, neurodegeneration and an increased production of amyloid peptide in mice.

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What are the symptoms of periodontal diseases?

Periodontal disease can result in a variety of symptoms, that are quite variable, depending on the individual and the level of disease. These symptoms are:

  • Occasional bleeding gums when brushing your teeth
  • Bad breath and/or bad taste in the mouth
  • Sensitivity to cold, discomfort with occasional gum pain
  • Teeth that feel like they are moving

If any of these symptoms occur :

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