ADA Annual Session: Study reveals Theodent offers a chocolate fix and repairs enamel better than fluoride [VIDEO]

November 14, 2013
Michael Quirk
Issue 11

What with your patients' supply of Halloween candy running out, good news is afoot for those with a sweet tooth - there is still a way to get a chocolate fix and keep your teeth healthy.

What with your patients' supply of Halloween candy running out, good news is afoot for those with a sweet tooth - there is still a way to get a chocolate fix and keep your teeth healthy.

In a study released at the recent ADA Annual Session in New Orleans, Theodent demonstrates how a naturally occurring cacao extract called Rennou™ in its eponymous toothpaste actually works better than fluoride to restore and repair enamel.  

The independent, double blind clinical trial of 80 patients compares the enamel strengthening potential of Theodent toothpaste, containing Rennou, to fluoride-based toothpastes by studying both products’ facility in repairing and re-mineralizing exposed dentin, the leading cause of hypersensitivity.

The study found that patients who brush with Rennou-containing Theodent twice daily for seven days experienced 100% dental occlusion, meaning that dental tubules of tooth dentin were re-mineralized or repaired.

The % of completely occluded tubules after twice daily use of the four dentifrices for 1, 2, 3 and 7 days. T1=Theodent--?Classic(R), T2 = Sensodyne 5000(R) Nupro, T3 = Colgate regular™ and T4 = Theodent--?Classic(R) with Fluoride. Letters compared the efficacy of the four toothpastes at each usage time point (1, 2, 3 & 7 days). Different letters (a, b, c, d) denote significantly different (p<0.05) % of completely occluded tubules, while similar letters means not significantly different. Symbols (*, **, γ, β) compared the efficacy of the same toothpaste after different lengths (1, 2, 3 & 7 days) of usage. C & d compares T2 and T4 after 3 days use of product. Different symbols denote significantly different (p<0.05) % of completely occluded tubules, while similar symbols means not significantly different.

“This clinical trial illustrates the dramatic effect of Theodent after just one week. Theodent goes to work occluding dentinal tubules after the first day of use with significant benefits in just seven days,” said Theodent CEO Dr. Arman Sadeghpour. “The comparison to toothpastes containing fluoride – one as much as 5,000 ppm – validates what our research has shown all along: that Rennou, the active ingredient in Theodent, is more effective and safer than fluoride, which can be toxic if ingested.”

The study was performed by noted clinical researcher Dr. Bennett Amaechi, director of Cariology at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, and funded by a research grant from Theodent.  Head here for a full copy of the clinical trial.

For more information about Theodent, or to place an order, head to www.theodent.com.