PerioSciences researches, formulates, and markets topically applied, antioxidant-based oral care and oral hygiene products. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, PerioSciences has established a new category of products – antioxidant-based oral care. PerioSciences is committed to world-class research and to providing the most advanced products for oral health. Using a state-of-the-art business model, PerioSciences partners in sales and distribution with dental professionals, hygienists, and specialists as well as other medical professionals and medi-spas.
A revolutionary product category
In the 1970s, it was for hair. Researchers and developers realized that most hair treatments were harmful to hair, so they found ways to incorporate nutrients into products, resulting in a new product category. The first products were sold through exclusive salons by professionals who were in the best position to explain features and benefits of the high-end products.
In the 1990s, it was for skin. Scientists and dermatologists found that antioxidants could have dramatic results on skin cells. As they incorporated these natural compounds into skin care products, they created another new product category, “cosmeceuticals.” Again, professional aestheticians and medi-spa owners—along with dermatologists and plastic surgeons—became the logical channel for providing the advanced products to patients and clients who wanted the most high-caliber skin care available.
Today, it is for oral care. A major focus in science and medicine in recent years has focused on the interaction of oral health with overall, systemic health. At the same time, research has shown that new technologies, including antioxidants, can be incorporated into oral care products. Once again, dental and medical professionals are at the forefront of a sweeping trend for a novel product category and are in the best position to educate their patients on the best-in-class products for optimal oral health.
A unique approach to oral care
Historically, oral care products concentrated on eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Alcohol, the primary ingredient in many products, kills bacteria but also dries oral tissue. However, dry tissues create a fertile environment in which bacteria can actually thrive.
Another anti-bacterial agent is hydrogen peroxide, which is included in many breath products as well as in teeth whiteners. Published research has shown that hydrogen peroxide triggers an oxidation process that leads to a condition called oxidative stress—a precursor to inflammation.
The PerioSciences approach is to work in concert with the body’s natural defense system in the oral cavity. Saliva has natural antioxidants and natural anti-bacterial agents. The antioxidants in PerioSciences products complement those in saliva, and our polyphenol components work with the saliva’s antimicrobial agents. Altogether, our natural ingredients are gentle on soft oral tissue, but provide powerful plant-based antioxidants and polyphenols to enhance the salivary system.
Some oral care products are designed around a certain feature or function: anti-cavity, whitening, anti-bacterial, and so on. The PerioSciences strategy is to develop products that meet the needs of patients, and provide a combination of benefits for their condition. Smokers want ingredients for breath-freshening and for counteracting the negative effects of nicotine. Health-minded people want the most advanced products available for maximizing their oral and systemic health. Some patients want ingredients that can relieve dry mouth or taste changes due to medication. People with serious oral diseases want high-powered products that address infection and inflammation but are also soothing and pleasant to use. The PerioSciences commitment is to develop products that focus on comprehensive oral care benefits for patients.