Elimination of mouth bacteria and viruses
Thanks to their potent anti-inflammatory effect, silver ions (only sixty seconds after using the spray) reduce mouth bacteria and viruses, and bad breath at the same time.
Colloidal silver eliminates more than 650 pathogens. Silver works against a plethora of pathogens by inhibiting the respiratory enzyme of the pathogen’s cell. Silver acts as a catalyst blocking certain enzymes, which bacteria, viruses and fungi use in their metabolism, depriving these infectious agents of oxygen and food and causing them to decay.
The inhibition of enzymes used by pathogens in their metabolism happens so quickly and efficiently that no microorganism can mutate or become resistant. At the same time, our body cells remain intact, as their oxygen supply mechanism is totally opposite to that employed by bacteria.
Bad breath (Foetor ex ore)
Bad breath is a problem affecting many, and manifests as an unpleasant smell coming from the mouth or spreading through the mouth. Anaerobic bacteria in this region produce unpleasant smelling sulphuric compounds, and morning bad breath affects more than 50% of adults.
The tongue is a perfect breeding ground for lingering bacteria and their growth. Bad breath may also be a result of sleeping with an open mouth, increased microbial activity and lower salivation during the night. Bad breath causes anguish and loss of confidence.
Inflamed gums (gingivitis, periodontitis)
Inflamed gums may have several causes, including:
Plaque – a common cause of the stage one gum disease, gingivitis. Plaque bacteria accumulate on and around the tooth all the time, and if they are not removed by regular brushing they can irritate the gums and may contribute to making them red and inflamed. If inflamed gums are not treated, periodontitis may develop, a more severe, irreversible stage of gum disease that may lead to teeth loss.
Mouth ulcers – These red, white or grey sores may be painful and appear anywhere in the mouth, including the gums, which may cause them to swell and inflame.
Gum abrasion – If brushing is too aggressive or forceful, the sensitive gum tissue may be damaged, which becomes swollen and inflamed.
The cause of aphthae is mostly a consequence of a weakened immune system, and triggers may be various, starting from a local traumatic event following tooth pooling, through stress, hormonal activity and allergies, the onset of a disease, deficiency of certain vitamins, to poor oral hygiene, which is the most common cause. In addition, aphthae are caused by certain skin conditions, digestive diseases, cardiovascular diseases, connective tissue diseases, etc.
After the onset of aphthae, it is essential to increase oral hygiene to avoid complications of canker sores due to infection. Alveolitis is a healing complication post extraction. It is where a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket, or if the blood clot becomes dislodged or disappears. That is why it is called ‘dry socket’.
Experts believe that it is mainly due to trauma during extraction as well as infection or allergy or a patient’s weakened immunity. Eating and mouth rinsing immediately after extraction, including the complete absence of oral hygiene or poor oral hygiene create a breeding ground for bacteria to easily penetrate the wound. As a result, a blood clot may decay.
Inflamed Tongue Mucosa (stomatitis, glossitis)
The mouth is inhabited by a large number of microbes. Most of them make up normal flora, that is, they do not cause any problems. However, the absence of oral hygiene is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to excessively reproduce and cause many conditions.
Stomatitis is one of the most prevalent mouth diseases. It originates from the Greek word ‘stoma’, meaning ‘mouth’ and the suffix –itis, i.e. inflammation. Just as the name says, it is an inflammatory process affecting mouth and lip mucosa, with or without oral ulceration. Since it affects soft tissues, it is also known as gingivostomatitis.
Tongue bacteria – the major cause of bad breath
In many cases, stomatitis is caused by a weakened immune system and is prevalent in those susceptible to chronic allergies, cancer patients undergoing radiation or those suffering from autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus, Crohn’s disease or Behcet’s disease.