Black Is White toothpaste
Refreshingly lemony! “Black Is White” whitening toothpaste removes discolouration using activated carbon without abrading or bleaching. Contain fluoride. Enzymatic system. 15’000 ppm hydroxylapatite. Physical blue filter; cooling sensation while brushing. No SLS. No triclosan. No bleaching agents. Made in Switzerland.
White Is Black
Extra mild taste. “Black Is White” whitening toothpaste removes discolouration using activated carbon without abrading or bleaching. Contain fluoride. Enzymatic system. 15’000 ppm hydroxylapatite. Physical blue filter; cooling sensation while brushing. No SLS. No triclosan. No bleaching agents. Made in Switzerland.
Fresh tasting. High proportion of sodium fluoride: 1,450 ppm. Suitable from the age of 12. Double protection against caries thanks to sodium fluoride and lactoperoxidase system. RDA 60: moderate abrasiveness. As with all Enzycal toothpastes: the lactoperoxidase system boosts saliva’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect; this also supports the flow of saliva. SLS-free formula: gentle on the oral mucosa and protects against irritation – and even helps combat mouth ulcers. Made in Switzerland.
Very mild tasting. Slightly reduced proportion of sodium fluoride: 950 ppm. For the whole family; aged 6 and older; please use only a pea-sized amount for younger children. Double protection against caries thanks to sodium fluoride and lactoperoxidase system. RDA 30: very gentle on tooth enamel. As with all Enzycal toothpastes: the lactoperoxidase system boosts saliva’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect; this also supports the flow of saliva. SLS-free formula: gentle on the oral mucosa and protects against irritation – and even helps combat mouth ulcers. Made in Switzerland.
Without fluoride: for skilled teeth cleaners. No mint oils: perfect for use during homeopathic treatment. RDA 60: moderate abrasiveness. As with all Enzycal toothpastes: the lactoperoxidase system boosts saliva’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect; this also supports the flow of saliva. SLS-free formula: gentle on the oral mucosa and protects against irritation – and even helps combat mouth ulcers. Made in Switzerland.
The toothpaste with the foreign-sounding word: the lactoperoxidase system boosts the natural protective function. Without SLS, there are fewer irritations like mouth ulcers.
Mild toothpaste, strong oral health
What should a toothpaste be made of? What is actually in toothpastes? Is it all necessary and is it even healthy? We asked ourselves these very questions when we decided to add a logical extension to our range of interdental brushes and toothbrushes: a toothpaste. This toothpaste was to be just like our other products: pleasant – and, above all, with a genuine benefit without being harmful. Many toothpastes on the market not only cause tooth abrasion and irritate the mouth – but can also result in mouth ulcers. Our research and development team came up with the perfect solution: CURAPROX Enzycal toothpastes.
Mild is now truly strong: cleans without causing harm and strengthens with enzymes.
Everything that might possibly be harmful has been eliminated. Instead, Enzycal toothpastes support the protective function of the saliva and contain no aggressive substances. The aggressive foaming agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, SLS, is found in most toothpastes on the market, however in Enzycal SLS has been replaced by a neutral one. We have also reduced essential oils such as menthol to a minimum and with Enzycal Zero we’ve even dispensed with them altogether.. Even the RDA is low. Instead of harmful substances, Enzycal toothpastes contain the lactoperoxidase system with three enzymes that are already present in saliva – this miracle fluid in oral hygiene that can even repair dental enamel. The saliva with its protective and repair functions is further boosted by the lactoperoxidase system – which also prevents mouth dryness. Enzycal toothpastes ensure healthy teeth, gums and mouth and taste just as mild as ever – making it actually so mild that it even helps combat mouth ulcers.
The enzycal story
On an autumn day, back in 2007, my Head of Sales, André Leardini, came into my office. We didn’t have any toothpaste in our range and he was absolutely determined to have one.
I was against it.
“CURAPROX is interdental care,” I told him, “and we have the finest and most efficient products around and we should concentrate on those.”
“Yes, we’we’ve got a toothbrush,” André replied, “without a toothpaste.” Leaning back, he continued: “We need a toothpaste, Ueli. It’s that simple.”
“Toothpastes are interchangeable,” I countered. You can actually do without toothpaste since plaque is removed mechanically using interdental brushes and a toothbrush. Toothpastes provide freshness and fluoride, nothing more. “If we produce a toothpaste, André, then it’ll have to be a special one that gives our customers real benefits. Just like our interdental brushes and toothbrushes which clean more thoroughly than all the others on the market and much more gently. To my mind, a toothpaste is not a starting point.”
A few months later, André came to me again. This time he brought Frank Popp, our Head of Sales in Germany. They declared that they now had a toothpaste and I listened.
What Frank and André told me gave us the opportunity to produce a toothpaste that meets our requirements. It won’t be easy to find customers for this new toothpaste. The big market players are too well-established and it goes without saying that there are too many of them.
That’s why I’m all the more pleased that you’re interested in how Frank and André managed to convince me about enzycal.”
Ueli Breitschmid, owner and CEO
The oral mucosa hates SLS
Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) attacks the cells of the mouth. This leads to irritation and injuries proven to favour the formation of painful soreness and even mouth ulcers. SLS is nevertheless used as a foaming agent in almost all toothpastes.
How harmful is SLS to health?
There is a risk that SLS can penetrate the body through the mouth. Whether SLS is harmful to health is still a cause for discussion but has not yet been proven. What makes it nevertheless surprising is that something used in household detergents and in industry for cleaning oil-stained floors is found in almost all toothpastes.
Enzycal is SLS-free, which means significantly fewer ulcers. No controversial substances that might penetrate the body and cause harm. To put it briefly: Enzycal toothpaste guarantees natural, long-lasting dental care.
Ideal for sonic toothbrushes
With no SLS, Enzycal does not foam as much as other toothpastes. Initially, this may be off-putting but it is easy to get used to. There is another benefit: the reduction in foam enhances the hydrodynamic effect of a sonic toothbrush such as the Curaprox Hydrosonic.
The lactoperoxidase system boosts natural saliva protection
The enzymes in Enzycal toothpaste with their lactoperoxidase system boost saliva protection in a natural way: these enzymes are already present in saliva. Their task is to stabilise and substantially strengthen saliva’s antibacterial and remineralising functions.
Saliva is very important for oral health. Thanks to its enzymes and minerals, saliva protects teeth, gums, tongue and the oral mucosa from plaque and bacteria. Saliva thus neutralises the pH in the oral cavity, combats harmful bacteria (and even viruses and fungal infections) and helps prevent mouth infections.
Enzymes and minerals such as fluoride ensure that teeth are protected against caries and gums against inflammation and are thus protected against periodontitis as a result.
How do these enzymes work?
The enzyme amyloglucosidase breaks down glucans (e.g. starches in the plaque matrix). It also boosts the effect of the enzyme lactoperoxidase in the saliva. As a reaction, hypothiocyanite ions are formed from thiocyanate ions and hydrogen peroxide and these have superb bacteriostatic properties. Thanks to the three enzymes in Enzycal toothpastes, this lactoperoxidase system is additionally supported and bacterial growth is naturally restricted.
Enzyme 1= Amyloglucosidase: Changes polyglucans (plaque matrix) into glucose.
Enzyme 2 = Glucoseoxidase: Changes glucose in competition with the plaque bacteria into gluconate, thereby reducing the spread of bacteria.
Enzyme 3 = Lactoperoxidase with thiocyanate: the H2O2 from the glucose conversion reacts with thiocyanate to form hypothiocyanate, a naturally occurring antibacterial substance in saliva.
With sodium fluoride
Fluoride strengthens the enamel, making it resistant to acids. In the process, fluoride even remineralises decalcified enamel. Fluoride restricts the growth of harmful plaque bacteria, thus preventing caries.
Sodium fluoride is the simplest fluoride compound of all. This simplicity has an important benefit: it means that sodium fluoride ions are quickly and easily available to the tooth enamel.
Another reason for sodium fluoride
In contrast to sodium fluoride, the alternative – amine fluoride – creates a slightly acidic oral environment and this can, in rare cases, cause additional irritation of the oral mucosa.
In addition, amine fluoride is created by the hydrofluoridation of amines derived from animal fats and we felt that naturally occurring sodium fluoride held greater appeal.
Toothpaste without fluoride?
Yes, Enzycal is also available as Enzycal Zero, i.e. without any fluoride at all. This toothpaste is suitable for teeth-cleaning “professionals” or for people who prefer no fluoride. Since it also does not contain any mint oils, it is perfect for use during homeopathic treatment.
Teeth-whitening the Curaprox way
Curaprox has trendy lifestyle products doing jobs nobody actually thinks are possible to fulfill. The Black Is White exemplifies this fact best: atraumatic, effective, accepted.
To maintain oral health, stains are removed by activated carbon instead of by abrasion or chemical bleaching. activated carbon gives the toothpaste both its colour and its name: «Black Is White».
Plus: «Black Is White» even boosts oral health. Enzymes thus support the salivary functions; hydroxylapatite remineralises the enamel and closes dentine channels. All this without SLS and without triclosan.
Hydroxylapatite: Enamel replacement in a tube
Harder than steel and good for your teeth. The mineral hydroxylapatite (HAP) hardens tooth enamel more effectively than fluoride alone. Toothpaste containing fluoride only makes the enamel acid-stable by exchanging the hydroxide for a fluoride ion, with the result that fluorapatite forms on the enamel surface.
In contrast, if a toothpaste contains hydroxylapatite, regular use results in a protective layer of artificial enamel being deposited on the teeth. Teeth glow with pearlescence. It is included in Curaprox’s «Black Is White» and «White Is Black» toothpaste.
All Enzycal toothpastes are less abrasive. With an RDA value of 30, they clean extremely gently. RDA 60 cleans slightly more strongly but still within safe limits. Toothpastes with an RDA of 90 and above are best avoided.
Pleasantly mild taste
Standard toothpastes have a strong flavour – often so strong that your sense of taste is affected. Excessively strong essential flavour additives can even lead to irritations of the oral mucosa and in turn sometimes cause mouth ulcers.
Enzycal toothpastes contain considerably fewer essential oils than standard toothpastes. Only enough to stay fresh-tasting without affecting taste.
Enzycal Zero tastes quite different. It is absolutely free of mint oils and thus definitely individual in flavour. However, this is what makes Enzycal Zero particularly interesting if not indispensable to homeopathy patients: the lack of mint oils means that Enzycal Zero will not affect homeopathic treatment.
Essential substances can harm the oral mucosa. The mild taste of Enzycal toothpastes is thus an expression of their strength.