CBD Toothpaste Might Be Better Than Your Current Brand, Research Says
- Date: 03/02/20
- Author: Daniel Mathers
- Team: Global Vision Biotechnologies - Press Team
New study highlighting the ability of cannabinoids to fight bacteria in dental plaque opens the door for CBD as an effective oral care product.
In recent years, the craze over CBD – cannabidiol – one of the more popular and well-known cannabinoids of the marijuana plant, has led to a massive uptick in research into its medical properties. Along with this has come a maelstrom of articles suggesting possible uses outside of what has already been studied, with hopes that upcoming scientific research will uncover even more ways that CBD can be useful, including in dental care.
An interesting new study came out in January of 2020 that investigated the efficiency of CBD vs known oral care products in reducing the amount of bacteria in dental plaque, which is responsible for all kinds of mouth ailments like cavities, bleeding gums, tooth decay, and tooth loss. The sixty test subjects in the study were split into six different categories according to the Dutch periodontal screening index. All participants were 18-45 years old.
The methodology of the study was to take dental plaque from all of the participants and spread each sample across two separate petri dishes, with each petri dish split into four parts, making for eight different places to test each specimen.
Cannbinoids (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), Oral B, Colgate, and Cannabite F (a toothpaste made from pomegranate and algae). After being sealed and incubated, the number of bacteria colonies were counted. The results of the study showed cannabinoids to actually be more effective than the well-known oral products like Colgate and Oral B.
When it comes to tooth and mouth care in general, most people shop for their standard drugstore products that they’re used to seeing ads for on TV, and which they’ve probably been using for years. Some might even believe that what they use every day is the best option out there. In fact, many products like toothpastes and mouthwashes come with dentist recommended statements, leading to even more trust that these products are the best to use.
A study like this one clearly indicates that this might very well not be true at all, and possibly much better options can be found in non-chemical, more natural forms that have the capacity to do a better job.