USANA® Oral Care: Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic
A Bright Smile in Just 2 Steps: USANA® Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic
Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic are designed to be used as a system. Together, they help keep your mouth and teeth looking and feeling as great as they do after a visit to the dentist. When used together, they help support a healthy-looking smile and minty fresh breath.*
- AM and PM: Brush away grime, food debris, and microscopic organisms as you gently polish and remove surface stains from your teeth by using USANA fluoride-free Whitening Toothpaste enhanced with ADP-1. (Read more about ADP-1 below.)
- PM: Replenish the good bacteria in your mouth before you sleep, so they can work overnight to help protect the long-term health of your teeth, mouth, and gums with Oral Probiotic.
Brushing your teeth to keep them clean is the foundation of good oral health. And maintaining a healthy mouth can also help contribute to your overall health and wellbeing.*
USANA Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic are the right choice to help you and your family live healthfully while maintaining good oral hygiene. The formulas use naturally-based ingredients that are safe, gentle, and effective. And, they’re free from artificial sweeteners or colors. That’s something to smile about.*
- 1 USANA Fluoride-Free Whitening Toothpaste
- 2 USANA Oral Probiotic
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions About Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic
A Brighter Way to Ban Bad Breath and Reveal a Whiter Smile
Your teeth may seem small, but they have some big jobs. Teeth give shape to your face, help you pronounce words properly, and—most importantly—allow you to chew your food.
Chewing begins to break down food as part of the digestive process. This is vital for your physical health, because it’s how your body gets the nutrients it needs to function. And, the appearance of your teeth also plays a role in how you feel about yourself. So, a healthy, bright smile is equally important for your confidence and emotional health, too.*
Brushing your teeth twice a day, along with regular flossing between teeth, is essential to your dental health. Brushing clears away food, grime, and plaque (a thin, sticky film that forms on your teeth), which can go a long way in preserving your oral health.*
You have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a toothpaste. USANA Whitening Toothpaste is a safe, gentle option made without harsh chemicals or artificial flavors or colors. So, it’s a bright choice for the whole family. This fluoride-free paste is made from naturally-derived ingredients. And it’s unlike many other toothpastes on the market, because it supplies ADP-1. This postbiotic helps support the cleansing process by targeting and clearing away unwanted compounds that can dull your teeth or cause bad breath.*
What is a postbiotic? Learn more about ADP-1 in Whitening Toothpaste.
You’ve likely heard of probiotics, which are live organisms that can be consumed to deliver a health benefit. Or prebiotics, which are fibers that help feed bacteria. A new area of research is something called postbiotics.
This research has revealed that, in some cases, probiotic bacteria do not need to be alive to provide a desired benefit. The compounds that the bacteria produce or that are released as their cells disintegrate are sufficient to create a response. (These compounds can include proteins and peptides, enzymes, or other acids.)
The isolated compounds are postbiotics.
A postbiotic delivers the functional components from probiotic bacteria cells. But, the bacteria are no longer alive. This allows you to get many of the same benefits of a live strain in a product that otherwise could not contain a probiotic.
Live bacteria are fragile and can easily be destroyed during processing. Or they simply don’t survive well in certain types of products—like a toothpaste. Isolating the active compounds from live probiotic bacteria creates a stable delivery form that can be used in these types of products to give you the desired benefits.
The postbiotic ADP-1 in Whitening Toothpaste is an inactivated form of the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus paracasei. Research has shown that ADP-1 is stable and delivers the benefits of the probiotic, helping Whitening Toothpaste provide an exceptional clean that can help maintain good oral health.
USANA Whitening Toothpaste freshens breath and offers a clean that lasts for up to 12 hours. So, your mouth will look and feel clean and fresh all-day long. And it’s been shown to visibly whiten teeth for a healthy-looking smile—without using hydrogen peroxide. In fact, tests from an independent lab found that USANA Whitening Toothpaste removed 78.3 percent of surface stains (relative to the American Dental Association Reference).
Let’s take a closer look at what’s in every tube of Whitening Toothpaste.
USANA Whitening Toothpaste Ingredients
|Calcium Carbonate, Silica, and Sodium Bicarbonate (commonly known as baking soda)||Mild abrasives that clean and polish teeth by removing debris and surface stains without damaging tooth enamel for a whiter look.|
|Sea Salt||Gently scrubs and polishes teeth, and also stimulates saliva to bring moisture into oral tissues for a beautiful smile.|
|Aloe Vera||Soothes, cleanses, and helps teeth shine by leaving a slick surface that is difficult for dirt or plaque to adhere to.|
|Coconut Oil||Cleanses teeth and gums with lauric acid—a medium-chain fatty acid with unique properties for supporting oral health.|
|Stevioside||A naturally-derived sweetener extracted from leaves of Stevia that won’t cause tooth decay.|
|Menthol||Refreshes breath and mouth.|
|ADP-1 (Lactobacillus paracasei)||Supports cleansing process by clearing away unwanted compounds that can cause bad breath or give your teeth a dull appearance.
Research has shown that, after about eight weeks, using ADP-1 helped maintain balanced oral microflora better than placebo to help keep teeth clean for a healthy-looking smile.
There’s one ingredient commonly found in most toothpastes that you will NOT see in USANA Whitening Toothpaste: fluoride.
Many chemical-conscious consumers already drink fluoridated water and do not want to add more to their daily exposure. Using fluoride is a personal choice that’s best handled individually between a family and a trusted dental professional.
Replenish Beneficial Bacteria to Protect Your Pearly Whites and Keep Breath Fresh
Beauty sleep is a real thing. Your body does a lot of work every night to keep you well while it recovers from daily wear and tear. So, take your evening dose of supplements, like MagneCal D to supply important nutrients that support strong, healthy bones and teeth. Apply Celavive Replenishing Night Cream or Gel to protect your youthful complexion. Then protect the beauty of your smile as you slumber. How? Put the growing science of the microbiome to work for you.*
First, brush your teeth with USANA Whitening Toothpaste to cleanse away plaque, surface stains, and other substances that built up during the day. This creates a clean slate.
Then take advantage of the nighttime hours (while you won’t be eating or drinking anything) to promote the good health of your teeth, mouth, and gums. Complete your oral-care routine by replenishing some of the beneficial bacteria that can help keep your mouth clean, fresh, and healthy with Oral Probiotic.*
Why do you need Oral Probiotic if you already brush your teeth twice a day?
The oral cavity has a distinct and diverse microbiome that influences your health—in your mouth and throughout your body. Researchers have noted that anywhere from 300 to 1,000 different species could reside in your mouth alone.
When properly balanced, the bacteria in your mouth play a number of roles, including helping break down the food you eat and acting as part of your immune defenses. But it’s possible to disrupt that balance.*
Most toothpastes, mouthwashes, or oral rinses have broad anti-bacterial action. This means they’ll remove most of the bad-breath-causing bacteria that you don’t want, but they’ll also temporarily remove the good bacteria you do. This means those products can potentially open the door to an imbalanced oral microbiome.
Cleansing products aren’t the only consideration. Factors like genetics, age, stress, and poor diet can also disrupt the natural balance of microflora in your mouth. This can leave your oral health vulnerable.*
By replenishing beneficial bacteria, Oral Probiotic supports a healthy balance to help maintain your oral health. Regular use can help promote healthy teeth and gums, as well as keep your breath fresh. (If you’re especially worried about bad breath, a tongue scraper may also help.) It also helps contribute to your overall wellbeing through improved oral care, which has been linked to many aspects of health.*
Each dissolvable lozenge of Oral Probiotic is formulated with one billion total CFU (colony forming units) of three powerful, patented probiotic strains. Each were selected for their proven effectiveness. It contains Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481, and Pediococcus acidilactici CECT 8633. ‡
These strains of bacteria have been shown to work together to colonize the oral cavity so they can offer protective action. The bacteria recognize each other and stick together to form a barrier. They create a film on teeth and oral tissues that won’t be washed away by saliva. So, the probiotics act as a shield that will help preserve the long-term health of your teeth and gums.*
It is recommended that you use Oral Probiotic nightly to maintain the strength of colonization. Simply swirl a lozenge around your mouth for three to five minutes after you brush your teeth. Do not chew. It is sweetened with sorbitol and mint flavor, so it will leave a refreshing taste and clean feeling in your mouth. For best results, do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after using the Oral Probiotic tablet.
Get in the habit of using Oral Probiotic to help support your oral health, so nothing will dull your sparkling smile.*
‡ Probiotic strains protected under patent US9192634B2 and patent pending WO2018065324A1, held by AB-BIOTICS, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions About Whitening Toothpaste and Oral Probiotic
What is USANA Whitening Toothpaste?
USANA Whitening Toothpaste is a fluoride-free toothpaste that includes the postbiotic ADP-1 (Lactobacillus paracasei that has been inactivated to isolate and deliver stable, functional components). It’s made with naturally-derived ingredients and is free from artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. The toothpaste effectively whitens and cleans teeth as it freshens breath with ingredients like baking soda and sea salt. Aloe, coconut oil, and ADP-1 help provide a better, longer-lasting clean.
What is USANA Oral Probiotic?
USANA Oral Probiotic provides a powerful blend of three patented probiotic strains. The strains were selected because they’ve been shown to survive in the oral cavity and support the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. It also helps freshen breath. The mint-flavored lozenge works by promoting the growth of healthy oral flora (bacteria) after brushing to help maintain a healthy balance.*
Can children use Whitening Toothpaste or Oral Probiotic?
The Whitening Toothpaste is suitable for children 3 years old and over. Children under 6 years old should be supervised by an adult.
The Oral Probiotic is suitable for children 6 years old and over.
We recommend you discuss if these products are right for your child with your pediatric dentist.
What’s the difference between Oral Probiotic and USANA® Probiotic?
Your microbiome is diverse. Each part of your body has a unique community of microbes, so each area requires different probiotics to support their health. USANA Probiotic is designed using probiotic strains specifically selected to support your digestive and immune health. USANA Oral Probiotic was designed with bacteria strains specifically chosen for their ability to provide oral-health benefits.*
Can I take Oral Probiotic any time or only at night after brushing?
The USANA Oral Probiotic can be used at any time, but for best results, you’ll want to use it at night after brushing your teeth. The longer you can keep the beneficial bacteria in your mouth, the better the results. If you use the Oral Probiotic during the day, it may be less effective as it will be washed away by food or drink.
Will Oral Probiotic aid long-term bad breath?
The Oral Probiotic can help freshen breath. The strength of the effects depends on different factors that are unique to you, including your diet, oral hygiene, genetics, and environment. Adding USANA Oral Probiotic, along with regular brushing, is a good way to support a healthy mouth and fight bad breath.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.