Oral health affects overall health
The most difficult problems in dentistry are caused by tooth decay or periodontitis (long-term inflammation of the gingival tissue). These diseases are caused by bacterial biofilms. They are common but often stay asymptomatic for a long time. Most adults have some degree of bacterial inflammation in their teeth or gingival tissue. Regular oral examination by a professional is essential for asymptomatic conditions.
Lumoral helps to manage biofilm bacteria. Gingival disorders are associated with the development and worsening of several chronic conditions. These diseases include cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, rheumatism and diabetes. Although the Lumoral method improves oral hygiene and can eliminate bacteria that are associated with oral inflammation, the ultimate goal is to improve overall health.
The LUMORAL story
Lumoral outperforms all other antibacterial treatments against plaque
Lumoral treatment reduces gingivitis. It also reduces plaque and tartar formation.
Supports healthy oral flora
The plaque-binding mouthrinse allows the treatment to target its antibacterial effect only on the harmful plaque. Even in continuous use, Lumoral treatment sustains the useful bacterial diversity in the mouth.
Prevents plaque development
Lumoral reaches and eliminates even microscopic plaque. Regular use significantly slows down the formation of new plaque.
High antibacterial efficacy
The light-activated treatment has a high antibacterial effect. Studies show that Lumoral outperforms all other antibacterial treatments for biofilm control.
Lumoral for Periodontitis
Periodontitis is a disease of the gingival attachment tissues that develops from gingivitis. A critical factor that leads to periodontitis is plaque, which forms on the tooth surface as residual plaque hardens due to minerals in saliva. Tartar buildup always causes gingivitis.
Lumoral is used to prevent tartar buildup, especially in areas of the mouth that are difficult to clean but easily accumulate tartar such as molars and dental prostheses. Lumoral treats periodontitis by eliminating plaque and by reducing gingival bleeding, and the number of deepened gingival pockets (Pakarinen et al. 2022).
Lumoral for Caries
Streptococcus mutans is one of the most important caries-causing bacteria. The mutans bacterium forms a protective layer on the surface of the biofilm, so when we target mutans with Lumoral, we are also acting on the biofilm as a whole.
Lumoral treatment is based on a unique combination of double light, a reaction that produces reactive oxygen. An enzyme called catalase defends against reactive oxygen, and streptococcal bacteria lack this enzyme.
Lumoral for Implant Health
One dental implant is lost every four minutes around the world. Implant diseases include peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. These are inflammatory conditions of the attachment tissues. Implants must be treated carefully, perhaps even more carefully than natural teeth. Metal implant threads are a very good retention site for biofilm bacteria. This applies by far less to Ceramic Implants by the way. To find out more, click here.
The need to prevent bacterial problems and tartar buildup is, therefore, highly important when aiming for a long implant life. Lumoral helps eliminate biofilm before it hardens into tartar, making it easier to keep the implant site clean.
Lumoral for Orthodontics
Sometimes orthodontic treatment must be discontinued if teeth are at risk of decay. Lumoral removes biofilm from areas that cannot be reached effectively by mechanical cleaning alone.
Lumoral not only reduces the risk of caries, bad breath, and gum disease, it also facilitates mechanical cleaning. Bacteria are more easily eliminated from the mouth once they are dead which is particularly important for patients wearing braces or clear aligners.
Lumoral for Halitosis
Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis, or bad breath. Mechanical cleaning does not reach all the odor-producing bacterial masses, so the mouth can smell bad even if good oral hygiene is maintained.
Using Lumoral eliminates foul-smelling bacteria from areas where the cleaning equipment could not reach. The tongue also often collects a lot of bacterial mass, which is difficult to remove because of the bacteria's attachment to the tongue's surface. Lumoral treatment eliminates the bacteria, and the tongue becomes cleaner compared to active mechanical tongue cleaning.
Lumoral for Gingivitis
95% of all oral diseases are caused by bacteria, and most of them could be prevented if gingivitis could be cured early.
Lumoral effectively treats gingivitis by reducing plaque volume and thus gum bleeding (Pakarinen et al. 2022).