For a focus on comprehensive oral health benefits, Dr. Kevin M. Altieri may recommend PerioSciences®. PerioSciences researches and formulates antioxidant-based oral care and oral hygiene products. Through superior research, PerioSciences is committed to providing the most advanced products for oral health possible. Recent research has been focused on the interaction between oral health and overall health. Research has shown that antioxidants can be beneficial in oral care products.
Traditionally, oral care products have been concentrated on removing bacteria from the mouth. Alcohol is often the main ingredient in these products. While alcohol does get rid of bacteria, it also dries the oral tissues, which creates an environment in which bacteria can thrive. Hydrogen peroxide is also commonly used in these products. This can cause oxidative stress, which leads to inflammation. Instead of using these counter-productive ingredients, PerioSciences work hand-in-hand with saliva, which has natural antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents. Natural ingredients are used that are gentle on the oral tissues.
PerioSciences products are focused on you, the patient. They make products that meet your needs and provide a combination of benefits. For instance, smokers desire ingredients for breath-freshening and that counteract the effects of nicotine. Other patients may want ingredients that relieve dry mouth and taste changes that result from medication.