Introducing Smile Guard

by | Apr 12, 2024 | Product Information

In the ever-evolving world of oral health care, it’s rare to find a product that is truly doing something new. Oral health has made great strides over the past few decades, with baby boomers being the first generation where the majority of people will keep their natural teeth over the course of their lives. However, there is still much room for improvement in oral health care, as a staggering number of adults continue to struggle with gum disease and untreated tooth decay. The statistics speak for themselves: nearly half of all adults aged 30 and older show signs of gum disease, and more than one in four adults have untreated cavities. Beyond brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, the options for enhancing oral health have been limited—until now.

Enter Smile Guard, a revolutionary leap in dental care, designed to elevate your daily routine and fortify your oral health defenses. With Smile Guard, we’re not just brushing away debris, we’re safeguarding your gateway to health and ensuring every smile reflects a healthier you. Don’t aim to just live longer when you can also live better, with all your teeth in place and your smile shining bright.

What is Smile Guard?

Smile Guard is a groundbreaking new oral health lozenge from the research team at Humarian. Smile Guard contains immunoglobulins from chicken yolks that may help to protect against plaque buildup, occasional sore gums, tooth discomfort, and mild bad breath. Smile Guard can provide these benefits by promoting a healthier balance of oral microbes in the mouth, which can lead to stronger teeth and healthier gums. Your mouth contains over 700 different types of oral bacteria, making it the second largest area of the body in terms of microbiota diversity after the gut. Many of these bacterial strains are beneficial in some way, but not all of them. Some of them can cause great harm in the mouth and throughout the rest of the body. Strep mutans (S. mutans) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) are just two of many harmful bacterial strains in the mouth.

Smile Guard is designed to assist in reducing the prevalence of these two harmful oral bacterial strains. Unlike mouthwashes, antibiotics, and other antibacterial solutions, Smile Guard does not affect any kinds of bacteria other than S. mutans and P. gingivalis, preventing negative side effects that can arise from broad-spectrum antibacterial solutions killing good and bad bacteria indiscriminately.

S. mutans and P. gingivalis

S. mutans is an oral bacterium that produces acid byproducts when it interacts with foods, particularly sugary or starch foods. One of the reasons S. mutans is so detrimental to oral health is its ability to bind firmly to teeth. It creates these strong bonds by breaking down sugars from the foods we eat. Have you ever eaten way too much sugary food and noticed a waxy film over your teeth at the end of the day? That’s probably why.

P. gingivalis is another oral bacterium that can cause trouble because of its ability to bind to teeth and gums. Unlike S. mutans, which binds directly to teeth, P. gingivalis binds to teeth and gums through the production of special binding proteins.

How can Smile Guard help with S. mutans and P. gingivalis?

Smile Guard’s benefits are provided by the immunoglobulins contained within. Studies show that these immunoglobulins can promote a more favorable balance of bacteria by reducing the prevalence of S.mutans and P. gingivalis in the mouth.

Smile Guard doesn’t attempt to kill harmful bacteria because it doesn’t have to. The immunoglobulins in Smile Guard bind directly to S. mutans bacteria, inhibiting their ability to bind to teeth. Without the ability to form strong bonds, S. mutans are washed out of the mouth and down the digestive tract when we eat, drink, or brush our teeth. If that all sounds really simple, that’s because it is.

These images, sourced from an independent third-party study, illustrate the efficacy of Smile Guard in inhibiting the binding capability of S. mutans bacteria. In the image above, the vials display S. mutans bacteria stained blue, clearly adhering to the vial walls.

The results in this second image speak for themselves. When Smile Guard is introduced, virtually no bacteria manage to adhere to the vials, showcasing Smile Guard’s potent inhibitory effect on the bacteria’s ability to bind and mirroring its protective action against dental surfaces.

Here’s a real-world example on human teeth:

The teeth displayed in both rows have been stained with a dye to emphasize plaque formation caused by S. mutans. The first row features teeth with visible adherence of S. mutans before the application of the Smile Guard lozenge.

The second row shows the same teeth after taking a Smile Guard Lozenge. There is a noticeable decrease in visible S. mutans adherence. These images distinctly demonstrate the efficacy of Smile Guard in diminishing the prevalence of S.mutans and promoting a healthier oral microbiome.

These immunoglobulins are also able to neutralize the proteins in P. gingivalis that strongly bind to teeth and gums. This makes both S. mutans and P. gingivalis much less capable of forming strong bonds in the mouth. Without the ability to form strong bonds, both S. mutans and P. gingivalis are washed out of the mouth and down the digestive tract when we eat, drink, or brush our teeth, leading to an overall lower concentration of these bacteria in the mouth, improved oral health, and reduced plaque levels.

Can I take Smile Guard as a substitute for brushing, flossing, or going to the dentist?

Absolutely not! The benefits of Smile Guard are extremely impressive, but it is very important to note that Smile Guard works best in tandem with good basic oral hygiene. Don’t think you can half your brushing frequency just because you start taking Smile Guard. We even have studies to show that dental cleanings combined with Smile Guard usage will improve gum health much more than cleaning alone.

So just to recap, we now know that Smile Guard can reduce plaque levels, improve teeth and gum health, halt the progression of receding gum lines, and even help to prevent the destruction of the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. Smile Guard offers enhanced passive immunity, significantly reinforcing the body’s natural defenses against oral pathogens. It also increases in effectiveness when paired with proper dental care and regular dental cleanings. Incorporating Smile Guard into routine dental practices ensures that people benefit from advanced immunological protection, leading to improved overall oral health.

About the Author

Dr. Shawn Benzinger, D.C., DABCO, FIAMA

Co-Founder, CEO | Dr. Benzinger is a certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, Acupuncturist, and Nutritionist with a passion to help people live healthier, self-sufficient lives. He has served as a national spokesperson and talk show host on areas relating to nutrition, chronic pain, and alternative health care for over 20 years. Dr. Benzinger regularly consults on musculo-skeletal and nutritional management for elite athletes across the country, and he has been working to help educate the Indianapolis community on nutrition and chronic pain for the last 36 years.