Natural Toothpaste: Contains oregano oil, peppermint oil and sodium bicarbonate. Sweetened with Stevia. Fluoride free. Optional: Wipe on method works without brushing. No rinsing required.
Signs of Dental Problems May Include: Bad breath, yellow tartar, inflamed or bleeding gums, gagging, slow eating, missing or damaged teeth, excessive drool, eating with their head tilted.
Our Triple Option System: Can be tailored to fit your preference.While some people may be able to brush a pet’s teeth with the OregaPet Toothpaste 3 times a week, use the Dental Spray at night and give weekly Dental Health Treats, others may prefer to modify these options. The more serious the condition the more important it is to use a multi-product approach to effectively protect your pet.
Additional Support: Use OregaPet Oil of Oregano internally to help fight against systemic infections in the bloodstream and other organs. Since fungus and bacteria thrive in a sugar-rich environment you may consider a low glycemic food.
Why Oral Hygiene with Oil of Oregano?: Good dental health can prolong your pet’s life! Mississippi State University reports that dental care helps pets live longer happier lives.5 Dental disease among pets is skyrocketing with increases of up to 80% in pets over 3 years old.
Reports show that if prevention doesn't become of primary importance, over 95% of all dogs and cats will have dental disease. Streptococcus mutans is considered the primary bacteria in plaque formation in people and pets11 and once it attaches itself to the tooth surface it begins to attract other bacteria that form dental plaque.
Dental plaque is actually a biofilm, which is defined as “a community of bacteria” that are attached to a surface.These bacteria release acids that break down tooth enamel, cause cavities, bad breath and tooth root. As the plaque builds up it also causes infection of the gums (Gingivitis).
If the plaque is not removed it can harden to form tartar (yellowish ridge along the gumline where it meets the teeth) which can progress into a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Periodontitis is when infected pockets form between the gums and teeth beneath the gumline. When periodontal infection starts, these bacteria get into the pet’s bloodstream and eventually lead to heart, liver and kidney failure as well as bone and joint disease.
What can you do? Destroy the bacteria before it attaches to the tooth’s surface. If your pet has an advanced condition it’s important to have a professional cleaning and diagnosis. Use OregaPet Oral Hygiene products as aftercare and to prevent dental disease. Since conventional antibiotic treatment studies show that Streptococcus mutans is resistant to penicillin, streptomycin and clindamycin12 it is important to use safe compounds like oregano oil that microbiological studies have shown to be effective against these resistant bacteria.
OregaPet Oral Hygiene products contain natural compounds like carvacrol and thymol from oregano oil, that are proven to help fight bacteria that cause canine dental plaque, gingivitis and periodontitis. This includes the following bacteria:
Streptococcus mutans10, Actinomyces10, Pseudomonas aeruginosa14, Staphylococcus aureus14, Porphyromonas gingivalis15, Fusobacterium nucleatum15, Corynebacterium16, Escherichia coli (E.coli)17, Brevibacterium18, Micrococcus luteus18, Proteus vulgaris18, Eikenella corrodens19.
5 Bob Ratliff, Mississippi State University, Dental care 2006
10 Thymol Therapy in Actinomycosis, T.M. Joyce, M.D. Portland, OR. Department of Surgery, Univ. Oregon
11 Effect of the Thymus vulgaris essential oil on the growth of Streptococcus mutans. Gonçalves et al. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
12 African Journal of Microbiology Vol. 5, July, 2011 Academic Journals; Prevalence of dental caries bacterial pathogens & evaluation of inhibitory concentration effect on toothpastes against Streptococcus
13 Thymol Therapy in Actinomycosis, Harold B. Myers, M.D. Portland, Ore. Department of Pharmacology, University of Oregon Medical School. JAMA. 1937;108(22):1875-1875.
14 MIC concentration and mode of action of oregano essential oil, thymol & carvacrol R.J.W. Lambert et al SEAC Microbiology, Bedfordshire, UK, Laboratory of Microbiology & Biotechnology of Foods, Athens, Greece Journal Applied Microbiology 2001.
15 Breath Freshening & Oral Cleansing Product Using Carvacrol J. Maxwell et al, Patent App:US 2004/0253278
16 Compositions containing thymol and carvacrol and methods of treating Gastrointestinal infections with the combinations. Dusan Ninkov,
17 The antibacterial mechanism of carvacrol and thymol against Escherichia coli J. Xu, et al.; College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
18 Antimicrobial agents from plants: antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils, H. J. D. Dorman, S. G. Deans, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Volume 88, Issue 2, pages 308–316, February 2000
19 Protective Effect of Locally Applied Carvacrol Gel on Ligature-induced Periodontitis in Rats: M. A. Botelho et al., Laboratory of Chemistry Tech., Federal Inst. of Education, Ceará,Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
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