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Cannabinoid Toothpaste

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.

Mint Terpene 

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.

Cannabis Compounds

Other Compounds found in cannabis that can further improve toothpastes.

Cannabinoids

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.

Effects 

Antibacterial Properties

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.

Anti-sensitivity Properties

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

4% d-Limonene combined with Perlite whitening formulation significantly reduced stain scores both for smoking stain removal and inhibition.

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. 

Flavor 

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.