Cavities are formed when plaque remains on the teeth in hard to reach places, where the brush cannot reach easily. These germs convert the sugar and carbohydrates of the foods and ingested beverages into acids. These, in turn, dissolve the external surface of the tooth, damaging the enamel, which, without due care can lead to the formation of cavities.
Only a dentist can say with certainty that you have cavities. This is because cavities develop beneath the surface of the tooth, where you can't see it. When you eat foods containing carbohydrates (sugar and starch), they are digested by the plaque bacteria, producing acids which corrode inside of the tooth. Over time, the tooth enamel beneath the surface gets fractured, while the external part remains intact. When a sufficient quantity of enamel beneath the surface is destroyed, the surface collapses, exposing the cavity of caries. There is a higher probability of cavities developing in pits and fissures in chewing surfaces of the back teeth, and also in the spaces between the teeth and near the line of gum. But, regardless of where it occurs, the best way to identify it and deal with it before it becomes serious is by visiting a dentist regularly for evaluations.
Even those who don’t indulge in sweets are not free of cavities. Sugar is present in nearly all types of food, from vegetables such as lettuce, a simple roti and dal, even a poha or a burger. This is because all foods have sugars that can be converted into acids that attack on tooth enamel.
According to studies, the pain caused by cavities is an oral health problem of greater impact on the well-being of individuals. It can lead to complications that interfere directly in quality of life, generating physical consequences, economic and even social. If the cavity is at an advanced stage, it prevents the child from attending school. It decreases the yield at work, hinders communication and power, generates spending for health, compromises the dentition and finally it can also be a factor of social inhibition.
Sugar Acid Neutralizer ™ is the new technology of Colgate that helps fight against cavities. It is the biggest breakthrough since the introduction of fluoride in toothpastes. Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ technology is a composite of arginine in insoluble calcium base. It neutralizes sugar acids in plaque -#1 cause of cavities.
Arginine is an amino acid commonly found in proteins, which is present in foods such as eggs, meat, poultry, milk and milk products, vegetables, legumes, cereals and nuts. Arginine is also a natural protein found in the human body. It is an important component of saliva, which can help prevent cavity.
Amino acids are the "building blocks" of proteins. There are 20 amino acids, arginine is one of them and is naturally found in the human body.
On the basis of the extensive history of use of arginine in food, there is no evidence of irritation or allergies. In addition, none of the clinical studies performed with products containing arginine have showed any report of allergy.
Arginine has a long history of being a safe use as a food ingredient. The substance is classified by the European Commission and FDA as being safe to use in food. Studies and safety data indicate that arginine in products of oral hygiene is safe to use and it does not cause adverse reactions whatsoever. In case of doubt, ideally consult a dentist before using products containing this substance.
The arginine used in Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ is naturally derived from vegetable sources and legumes.
Calcium carbonate is an essential component of this technology of neutralizing of sugar acids, which provides calcium in the mouth, which along with Fluoride helps remineralize tooth before it forms a cavity.
Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ works by neutralizing sugar acids in plaque before they can harm your teeth. It specifically, promotes the beneficial action of the arginolytic bacteria and converts arginine into ammonia to directly neutralize the sugar acids, providing more health for the teeth.
Yes, Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ is not only compatible with fluoride, but it also contributes in the working of the fluoride. Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ contains fluorine, arginine and calcium carbonate.
The fluoride in Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ helps strengthen teeth and prevent the demineralization caused by acids. Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ increases the pH of the plaque to a healthy level and promotes the remineralization of teeth. Together, Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ and fluoride helps fight cavities by preventing the demineralization and increasing remineralization.
Colgate Maximum Cavity protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ is effective in all stages of the process of formation of cavities, but it’s specifically more effective in early lesions, before the formation of cavities. Its efficacy has been proved in a clinical study.
Apart from Colgate Maximum Cavity protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™, the toothpaste Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste also contains the arginine technology.
Colgate Maximum Cavity protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ contains 1.5% of arginine, which is an effective level to deliver the anti-cavity action. Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief already contains 8% of arginine, which is an effective level to deliver instant and lasting sensitivity relief.
Colgate Maximum Cavity protection Plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ helps fight cavities in two ways.
1) Arginine neutralizes sugar acids in plaque before they can harm your teeth
2) Calcium and Fluoride helps to repair and strengthen the enamel
Whereas toothpastes with fluoride alone do not neutralize sugar acids.
Yes, the product is recommended for daily use.
This toothpaste is intended for the whole family. It is a product developed to provide maximum protection against cavities in children as well as adults.
Yes, it is safe for children. Children under 6 years of age should brush under adult supervision and use only a pea sized amount.
One must brush thoroughly at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician.