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5 Reasons Spry Toothpaste is a Dental Hygienist’s Best Friend

The oral care market is chock-full of products all trying to get your attention and endorsement. Sifting through the array of products to find the gems can be tiresome and frustrating. Spry Dental Defense is different than other brands. At its backbone, Spry always has hard-hitting, trustworthy science to develop and manufacture products that are innovative and effective. Newly reformulated Spry EnamelMax Toothpaste delivers on this promise.

To illustrate, here are five reasons Spry Toothpaste is your best friend:

1. Tooth Sensitivity

According to a featured article on WebMD, one in eight adults suffer from tooth sensitivity. To address this pervasive issue, Spry added L-Arginine to EnamelMax Toothpaste. Arginine is an amino acid which naturally plays part of saliva, and studies show that arginine “provides statistically significant reductions in dentin hypersensitivity.”[1] It does this by blocking dentinal tubules and aids in neutralizing oral pH without the use of chemicals.

2. Remineralization

Traditionally, fluoride has been used to help with tooth remineralization. However, in high quantities, fluoride can be unhealthy, and studies show it only affects the surface levels of enamel. Sodium trimetaphosphate, or TMP, is an ingredient that, like fluoride, hardens tooth enamel, but has been shown to penetrate deeper into the enamel than fluoride alone. In a recent study, researchers found that TMP makes enamel 36% stronger than fluoride. [2]

3. Cleaner Formulation

Many oral care products on the market are filled with unnecessary, and many times, harmful ingredients. Spry is focused on including only natural ingredients which will truly benefit your patients. The idea is to support a healthy oral microbiome by changing the microflora in the mouth in good ways. Spry offers both fluoridated and non-fluoridated formulas for its toothpaste. Spry Toothpaste also has no sorbitol . For added benefit, Spry included Aloe vera to soothe oral tissue, and cranberry extract for additional potency against bacteria.

4. Dry Mouth

As part of Spry’s commitment to using only high-quality ingredients, EnamelMax Toothpaste also does not have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, the foaming agent which can create tissue irritations and exacerbate symptoms related to dry-mouth. Many people who suffer from dry mouth find great relief from Spry products, including the toothpaste.

5. Poor Brushing Habits

Unfortunately, many people don’t have the best brushing and flossing habits. Spry EnamelMax Toothpaste is rich in xylitol (16%) and makes the most of your patients' brushing. One study found that normal brushing only removes 42% of plaque.[3] A separate study showed that using xylitol in people’s diets (not in actual oral care products) reduced plaque by 50%. [4] Spry EnamelMax Toothpaste is created to optimally improve your patients' oral care.
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Studies Referenced:

  1. Ayad, F., Ayad, N., Vazquez, J., Zhang, Y. P., Mateo, L. R., & Cummins, D. (2018). Use of a toothpaste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate for immediate and lasting relief of dentin hypersensitivity: A simple and effective in-office procedure. American Journal of Dentistry, 31(3), 135–140.
  2. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2021.103724
  3. Slot, D. E., Wiggelinkhuizen, L., Rosema, N. A. M., & Van der Weijden, G. A. (2012). The efficacy of manual toothbrushes following a brushing exercise: a systematic review. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 10(3), 187–197. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1601-5037.2012.00557.x
  4. Mäkinen, K. K. (2010). Sugar alcohols, caries incidence, and remineralization of caries lesions: a literature review. International Journal of Dentistry, 2010, 981072. https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/981072