Posted: Nov 16 2022
Maintaining good oral hygiene should always be a priority. Use our DioxiCare® Collection to help eliminate the serious long term effects of poor oral health!
Posted: Oct 06 2022
There is no doubt that poor oral health can lead to a number of
problems, both in the mouth and throughout the body. The good news is that at Frontier Pharmaceutical, we’re on a mission to help ensure oral health will never be easier! In today’s post, we’re sharing the long-term effects of poor oral health, so keep reading to learn more, then shop our DioxiCare® System today!
Biofilm on Teeth
Biofilms consist of various living microorganisms which are held together by an extracellular matrix that is produced by the organisms themselves. Biofilms form naturally on many surfaces, including the teeth. In the absence of poor oral care, biofilm on the teeth will continue to grow and harden, eventually turning into plaque. The bacteria in plaque are well protected and can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, and if left unchecked, will lead to bad breath, periodontal disease, cavities and tooth loss .
Bad breath can be caused by certain foods, smoking or systemic disease. However, more often it is due to poor oral hygiene or gum disease. The warm, moist environment of the mouth, with many hidden spaces, is richly populated with more than 500 different types of bacteria. These microorganisms feed on leftover food particles and naturally occurring sulfur containing proteins. Bacteria digest these proteins, which in turn produce the familiar rotten egg smelling gasses known as volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). If you don’t get rid of the bacteria, you can’t get rid of the bad breath.
Almost half, (47.2%), of all adults aged 30 years and older have some form of gum disease. (1) In its early stages, gingivitis can be recognized by inflamed and bleeding gums. In more advanced stages of gum disease, known as periodontitis, your gums pull away from the teeth, forming pockets where bacteria build up, causing the gums to recede. This exposes the supporting tissues and bone structures of the teeth which can lead to increased inflammation, tooth pain and eventually tooth loss.
It is now believed that the bacteria in these pockets can access the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body, possibly leading to such other health problems as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, arthritis, complications during pregnancy, erectile dysfunction and reduced fertility (2) . If you’ve noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss, it’s time to take action before it’s too late. Maintaining a good oral health care routine can make a world of difference to your overall health.
How Frontier’s DioxiCare® System Can Help
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is the active ingredient in Frontier’s DioxiRinse Mouthwash and DioxiBrite Toothpaste. DioxiCare® is Frontier’s proprietary chlorine dioxide technology. With this unique formula, chlorine dioxide is produced immediately upon mixture, and at the correct concentration. No waiting and no guesswork!
Chlorine dioxide is tailor made to address the above mentioned oral care concerns. ClO2 is well known as an effective biofilm remover. It works by breaking the bonds of the biofilm matrix. Chlorine dioxide quickly oxidizes bacteria, virus, fungus and yeast that cause bad breath and other issues , it neutralizes the existing volatile sulfur compounds, as well as the proteins used to make the VSCs, and reduces inflammation. By combining our DioxiBrite® Toothpaste and DioxiRinse® Mouthwash you will be one step closer to keeping bilfilm in check and eliminating that pesky bad breath and not just masking over it.
If you’d like to make your oral health a priority in order to avoid frustrating problems down the line, it all starts with Frontier Pharmaceutical! Shop the DioxiCare® collection here!
Posted: Feb 27 2017
Is your nail fungus out of control?
Fungus of the toenail is one of the most difficult infections to cure. And it is common in the population, especially as we get older. Infected nails are ugly and annoying, and if you tried a "cure" for your toes in the past you realize that achieving a natural look seems hopeless. Frontier Pharmaceutical has the answer to this worldwide problem. Nail-It Nail Treatment with DioxiCare (chlorine dioxide complex) removes discoloration and kills fungus spores in one minute in vitro. Click here to see a study showing Nail-It's efficacy against T. mentagrophytes - one of the nasty bugs that causes nail fungus.
Summer is coming. Now's the time to start preparing to look and feel your best. Nail-It is your best bet. Your toes will be great again!
For more information on fungus of the nail click here.
Posted: May 26 2016
Proper dental care is essential for people with diabetes because they are particularly susceptible to gum disease. It is important to understand that gum disease in turn aggravates diabetes. One study showed that people with diabetes who had regular dental visits significantly lowered their medical costs (See link below).
Diligent home care is also required. We recommend our two DioxiCare® powerhouse oral care products: DioxiRinse Mouthwash and DioxiBrite Toothpaste. Both kill almost all oral bacteria and remove biofilm, keeping mouth and gums clean.
Gum disease begins with the accumulation of plaque, a biofilm made up mostly of bacteria. High blood sugar associated with diabetes contributes to bacterial growth. Plaque can harden into tartar, a trap for further plaque accumulation. Once tartar starts forming, only a dental professional can remove it. Good dental habits can prevent this accumulation.
Plaque produces toxins that irritate and inflame the gum tissue (gingivitis). Long-term inflammation may lead to periodontitis: pockets between the teeth and gums, bone loss, and possible tooth loss.
Proper home care includes brushing teeth, rinsing, using a proxy brush between teeth, oral irrigation, and flossing. Don’t forget to brush the back of your teeth where plaque accumulates. Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes.
Many of our customers dip their floss picks and proxy brushes into DioxiRinse for disinfection between teeth. Also a good idea is adding DioxiRinse to your oral irrigator (see instructions on DioxiRinse package). Lastly, gargle with DioxiRinse twice a day, rinsing the back of the throat and tongue where harmful bacteria and biofilm accumulate. This home care routine is not overly time consuming and benefits to oral health are well worth the effort, even if you don’t have diabetes.
Attention to users of chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex) and Listerine. Please see our chart comparing the advantages of DioxiRinse to those more familiar products. For example, DioxiRinse kills all gram negative bacteria, tastes good, does not stain teeth and reduces bad breath by oxidation.
Frontier’s founder, Howard Alliger, invented DioxiCare, the two-part ACTIVE Chlorine Dioxide Delivery System. This novel technology was first patented by Mr. Alliger in 1978 and improved upon thereafter by Frontier. Products like DioxiRinse and DioxiBrite, which incorporate DioxiCare, were perfected and tested over many years.
Posted: May 06 2016
Toenail fungus infection is hardy and difficult to eradicate. The condition affects over 30 million people, especially the elderly.
Nail-It Fungus Remover kills, in vitro (in the lab), all germs infecting the nail --- fungus, yeast, and bacteria. The secret is the use of chlorine dioxide.
Saturate the nail with Nail-It as soon as infection is noticed. Fungus usually begins at the tip of the nail and progresses toward the cuticle, building up debris under the nail. Toenail Infection also discolors, thickens, and raises the nail. An infection that has progressed for 30 years is more difficult to eradicate.
According to podiatrists, most fungal products don’t work well. They do not penetrate the source of the infection, which is deep under and within the nail, and protected.
Nail-It Fungus Remover is formulated to penetrate debris under the nail, and also sinks into the skin around the nail. Nail-It contains two surfactants, one that penetrates inorganic material and one penetrates organic material.
Applying Nail-It is particularly easy with the supplied brush. Some noticeable results can be seen with 5 or 6 applications, especially the removal of discoloration. Use Nail-It at any stage of the infection.
Nail-It Fungus Remover contains DioxiCare®, the active chlorine dioxide system, one of the fastest known antiseptics. In vitro (in the lab), the usual fungus that attacks the nail, called dermatophytes, are killed in one minute. Chlorine dioxide will oxidize organic debris and discoloration, soften the nail, as well as attack the germs underneath. Chlorine dioxide is a gas and has excellent penetrating properties.
Discover the good results achieved using Nail-It, with DioxiCare, on nail infection!
Nail-It Fungus Remover has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.