An effective toothpaste requires Antibacterial Analgesic and Whitening properties combined with a flavorful brushing experience The use of terpene menthol in toothpaste is not uncommon. Using other compounds found in cannabis can improve current oral hygiene products.
A mixture of Terpenes; the basic constituents of these formulations are L-Limonene, Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Cineol and Octanol. It is a colourless, clear and transparent free flowing liquid and have Terpinic, characteristics and odour.
Other Compounds found in cannabis that can further improve toothpastes.
Cannabinoids have the potential to be used as an effective antibacterial agent against dental plaque-associated bacteria. Cannabinoids provide a safer alternative than synthetic antibiotics and reduce bacterial drug resistance.
We now know that cannabis possesses multiple antibacterial qualities. THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG have all exhibited an ability to fight various infections.
Cannabinoids CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG and CBGA are better at wiping out colonies of bacteria and are considered a new class of antibacterial treatment.
CBG targets the cell membrane of gram positive bacteria and by itself is not effective against gram negative bacteria, which has an additional outer membrane, however a CBG combination pokes holes in the outer membrane and allows CBG to reach the inner membrane to kill gram-negative bacteria.
Streptococcus Mutant is gram positive and is the most dominant in creating cavities. Destroying it can prevent tooth decay, this can be achieved safely with canabinoids.
Although commercially available oral care products are considerably effective in maintaining the oral hygiene of the average population. Cannabis-infused mixtures halt the growth of bacteria better than the store-bought brands.
Analgesic toothpastes currently use a local anesthetic called Benzocaine. Cannabis works on the Endocannabinoid System to naturally reduce pain. Oral administration is shown effective.
Cannabis based toothpaste utilize the pain reduction mechanisms of cannabis to prevent sensitivity.
Whitening toothpaste Properties
Existing whitening formulations used peroxidase which is harmful to the dentine tooth cover. In addition, Peroxidase causes oxidative stress. Cannabis alternative toothpastes may therefore be less harmful.
Terpenes have unique flavors and scents utilized in many products. Terpenes are active orally and can provide an enhanced brushing experience in various ways.
Mainstream Cannabis Toothpaste
Thoughtfully sourced innovative ingredients are waiting to be utilized by the broader audience.
In order to effectively prevent buildup of dental plaque, cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBN and CBG need to be further analyzed so they can be effectively used and targeted.
Concentrations are very important for product efficiency. There is currently research aiming to determine the ultimate cannabis toothpaste formulation specific to individual use.