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SPRY DENTAL DEFENSE

SPRY’S ACTIVE, CUTTING-EDGE STANCE SUPPORTS YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE

ACTIVE ORAL CARE

Spry Dental Defense supports your busy, on-the-go lifestyle with its active stance, to ensure you can enjoy a happy, healthy smile. 

SPRY DENTAL DEFENSE

Spry pioneers innovative, effective oral care products to stabilize and improve your oral health.

Natural & Effective
  • Natural ingredients, like xylitol, that pack a punch for healthy teeth and gums.
Easy & Convenient
  • Products to use at home and on-the-go for optimal care throughout the day.
Expertly Calibrated
  • Formulations that target bad bacteria while supporting the good.
Detail-Oriented with Big Picture in Mind
  • Mindset to improve oral health and in return, support your heart, brain, and body.
Defensive & Restoring
  • Products that fight against bad bacteria, remineralize teeth, and restore a healthy microbiome.
Science-Backed Results
Stabilizes Oral Health

A seminal xylitol study wanted to find the differences in the rate at which cavities formed as influenced by different kinds of sugars. The scientists found a large reduction in cavities with the use of xylitol. 

  • Scheinin, A., Mäkinen, K. K., & Ylitalo, K. (1976). Turku sugar studies. V. Final report on the effect of sucrose, fructose and xylitol diets on the caries incidence in man. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 34(4), 179–216. 
Improves Oral Health

K.K. Makinen, one the of pioneers of xylitol research, wanted to see how xylitol and other polyols affect oral health by remineralizing teeth. “The scientific and clinical information available today indicates that habitual use of xylitol can be associated with significant reduction in the incidence of dental caries and with remineralization.” 

  • Mäkinen, K. K. (2010). Sugar alcohols, caries incidence, and remineralization of caries lesions: a literature review. International Journal of Dentistry, 2010, 981072. 

In one study, researchers found that a combination of trimetaphosphate, xylitol, and erythritol affected the uptake of fluoride so much that it strengthened enamel 33% more than fluoride alone. 

  • Marcato, R. A., Garbelini, C. C. D., Danelon, M., Pessan, J. P., Emerenciano, N. G., Ishikawa, A. de S., Cannon, M. L., & Delbem, A. C. B. (2021). In situ evaluation of 200 ppm fluoride toothpaste content trimetaphosphate, xylitol and erythritol on enamel demineralization and dental biofilm. Journal of Dentistry, 111, 103724. 
Tooth Health that Lasts

Studies have shown that using xylitol has long-lasting effects on tooth health. In one study, the likelihood that subjects would develop cavities was still reduced even after 5 years since they regularly chewed xylitol gum. “When teeth erupted during the second year of habitual xylitol gum-chewing, the long-term caries risk reduction was 93%.” 

  • P. P. Hujoel, K. K. Mäkinen, C. A. Bennett, et al., “The optimum time to initiate habitual xylitol gum-chewing for obtaining long-term caries prevention,” Journal of Dental Research, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 797–803, 1999. 
Works Against Cavity-Causing Bacteria

This study found that xylitol blocked adhesion of bacteria to epithelial cells, showing that xylitol inhibits bacteria from sticking to tissue, which allows the body to wash them away. 

  • Kontiokari, T., Uhari, M., & Koskela, M. (1998). Antiadhesive effects of xylitol on otopathogenic bacteria. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 41(5), 563–565. 
Supports Whole-Body Health

Studies show that there is a link between oral health and whole-body health. Researchers have found that gum disease is connected to cardiovascular disease among other conditions and diseases. A happy mouth leads to a happy body. 

  • Dhadse P, Gattani D, Mishra R. The link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease: How far we have come in last two decades? J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2010 Jul;14(3):148-54. 
XYLITOL 101

Our Xylitol Basics page offers an introduction to the science behind xylitol and highlights several studies considered foundational to its use in healthcare products.

XYLITOL 101

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