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SorbayPC

Your teeth sit in pockets in your gums. The roots of your teeth are safely embedded in bone and the exposed top portions of your teeth are protected by a hard coating of enamel. The mid portion of a tooth, that portion, which occupies a pocket in the gum, is relatively unprotected and most vulnerable to the many dangers lurking in the oral environment.

In a healthy mouth pockets are very shallow, only 3 millimeters in depth, and relatively easy to keep clean. In the pocket region, gum tissue hugs tightly to the tooth but is not attached to it. Below the pocket area, tooth and gum are attached, but that attachment can be disrupted by bacterial invasions associated with poor oral hygiene. Such a reduction in the extent of gum-tooth attachment can result in deeper pockets and better hiding places in which bacteria can set up housekeeping, can cause inflamed and bleeding gums, and ultimately can require painful and expensive attention of a periodontist. Keeping pockets clean is a most important responsibility.

Mother Nature has provided a mechanism for cleansing healthy pockets of contaminating materials coming from the mouth. Secretions originating at the bottom of pockets constantly flow outward, rinsing contaminants from pockets back into the mouth. The pocket flushing system can fail when pockets become obstructed by bacterial colonies, food particles, etc.

The problems which may arise from badly infected gums can be far reaching. That is because healthy gum tissues are the only barrier between the mouth and the extensive network of blood vessels found in the gums. Bacteria can move from severely infected gums into the circulatory system and from there throughout the body. Such a scenario is believed to be the cause of some types of heart problems.

The SorbayPC technology is a patented blend of active ingredients, which has been shown to cleanse away food debris and residual food flavors, soften tartar, and help in the reduction of oral bacterial populations. No comparable oral care product exists.

The contribution of each of the active ingredients is as follows:

Citric Acid – stimulates increased flow of saliva. Saliva is part of the normal physiological oral sanitation system. Saliva adds a number of biological cleansing, sanitation, and protection dimensions to the overall spectrum of mechanisms embodied in the SorbayPC technology. As a result of increased salivary flow, there is an enhanced quality of salivary cleansing. It also helps in the demineralization of tartar.

Tannic Acid – disrupts the structure and function of proteins and complex sugars commonly associated with foods. It also disrupts the superstructure of tartar and also helps in tartar's demineralization.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – emulsifies fats and oils, and solubilizes tannic acid disrupted proteins and complex sugars, allowing for all to be carried away.

It is a very potent oral cleanser and facilitator of saliva's sanitation activities. The SorbayPC Lozenge:

  • is safe for human consumption (active ingredients are all natural, all lozenge ingredients are approved by the FDA for use in foods)

  • enhances saliva's ability to lower oral bacteria populations to levels far lower than those achieved by typical mouthwashes and oral rinses (How? - through the enhancement of the bacteria killing activity of lysozyme, compromising oral sites to which bacteria might have been attracted, and reducing the levels of nutrients bacteria require to live)

  • softens tartar enough to more easily yield to either abrasion by flossing and brushing, or scaling by a dental professional (How? - through disruption of the glycoprotein superstructure of tartar and the demineralization of tartar)

  • cleanses complex sugars, proteins, fats and oils, and other food tastes and debris from the mouth

Because flavorings like mint oil dirty the mouth. The SorbayPC Technology's mission is cleansing the mouth, not making an existent problem worse! Many of the flavors which make food and drink taste good are oils. Because oily flavorings tend to linger in the mouth long after food and drink are gone, they can provide hiding places under which bacterial colonies can grow and produce unwanted aftertastes and bad smells. If any of these oils were on your hands you would rush to the sink to wash them away. It makes sense to do the same with oils coating the mouth, namely wash them away. That is exactly what the SorbayPC Technology does; it removes those unpleasant oils, leaving a clean oil-free mouth.

Mint and other flavors are touted to accomplish the same thing, but they do not. The idea that mint and other flavors are equivalent to "clean" is a marketing creation. Flavoring makes unwanted tastes and odors seem to disappear by hiding them under stronger tastes and aromas. Sadly these cover-ups tend to quickly fade, allowing problems to reappear. Coating the mouth with flavoring oils does not clean the mouth, it only makes the mouth oily. By contrast, a Sorbay cleansed mouth is clean and free of the risk of taste and aroma problems reappearing.

Users of the SorbayPC Lozenge will be surprised to find that while the lozenge is a bit astringent and a little tart, it has a neutral, yet pleasant taste. Most surprising of all will be experiencing the after lozenge reaction, no mint, no cinnamon, just a clean mouth taste and the smooth crisp feel of clean teeth.

Individuals who are very sensitive to astringency, the few people who do not tolerate young red wines and strong coffee, may have to adjust to the pucker which accompanies lozenge use, or choose to forego the benefits of lozenge use. Unfortunately the responsible ingredient, tannic acid, is a crucial contributor to the softening of tartar by the SorbayPC Technology.

 

Bacteria are the enemies of good oral health; they cause cavities in teeth, destroy the gums, give rise to oral bad breath and, in their spare time, wander the circulatory system creating mischief yet to be fully understood. The passage of oral bacteria into the circulatory system appears to be a factor in precipitating or worsening an ever growing list of health issues including heart problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Bacteria find the mouth to be the closest thing to bacterial heaven. The temperature is ideal, food is plentiful, and there are many nooks and crannies in which to build comfortable and protected communities. The mouth is so conducive to bacterial growth and reproduction that numbers of bacteria can double every thirty minutes. Once bacteria become established on the surface of a tooth, colonies can continue to expand and mineralize, ultimately finding their way below the gum line.

Looking for answers in the oral care section of the drug store produces only deep confusion. There are so many products, but none assures a certain outcome. Flossing and brushing help by reducing plaque levels, but a significant portion remains untouched. At best, when oral rinses are turned loose in the mouth, bacterial populations are temporarily cut in half. Bacteria have learned to thrive after exposure to the antibiotic in tartar control toothpastes. Until the discovery of the SorbayPC technology there has not been a way to significantly impact the problems instigated by oral bacteria.

An appreciation of the challenge of maintaining good oral health can come from understanding plaque and how oral bacteria sustain themselves. Bacteria firmly bind to oral surfaces and are always reproducing at a ferocious rate. Bacteria cover themselves with a protective blanket made up of complex sugars and glycoproteins they co-opt from saliva. That mess is what is referred to as plaque. It can be brushed off of tooth surfaces and flossed away from the spaces between the teeth, but those surfaces are immediately repopulated by bacteria from remnants of the original colonies or migrants from colonies on the cheeks, the roof of the mouth and crevices in the tongue. They also come from food and drink, fingers, pencils, pens and anything else one chooses to put in one's mouth.

If plaque is not removed from the teeth frequently enough, it will pick up calcium phosphate from saliva and harden into tartar. Tartar is one of the materials dental professionals go after when they do a teeth cleaning. Currently tartar removal requires professional attention because no amount of brushing will remove existent tartar deposits and keep new ones at bay.

Saliva is the best tool in our bacteria fighting arsenal. It contains:

  • a bacteria-killing enzyme – lysozyme

  • antibody like proteins that fight off bacteria

  • calcium phosphate which resurfaces enamel damaged by the wear and tear of chewing and the acid etching caused by the acids resulting from bacterial metabolism

  • fluoride to harden enamel

  • buffers to neutralize the acids made by bacteria and those found in foods

While working slowly, a few milliliters at a time, the liter of saliva which is produced every day also serves to provide a constant rinsing out of the mouth. Because saliva has access to all parts of the mouth twenty-four hours a day, its components have excellent opportunities to effect long lasting global sanitation of the mouth. Saliva has its downsides as well. It contains all kinds of nutrients (sugars, amino acids, etc.) with which bacteria can sustain themselves, and its rate of production, and consequently its effectiveness falls off precipitously, when one sleeps.

The basic idea is to keep tartar at bay by establishing a program of SorbayPC Lozenge use which helps remove tartar at a rate equal to or greater than the rate at which it is deposited on the teeth.

The SorbayPC Lozenge is a pleasant neutral tasting sugar-free product which helps eliminate tartar by softening it. Once softened, tartar is more easily abraded by brushing and flossing. Tartar deposits can be significantly reduced in just one week.

Since different people deposit tartar at different rates, the optimal frequency of lozenge use will vary from individual to individual. This need not be much of a problem since lozenge users can easily monitor their tartar status with a dental mirror. At the outset, monitoring provides evidence that SorbayPC lozenges are actually reducing the extent of tartar deposits and the lozenges are worth the effort of using them. Then as human nature steps in and one occasionally forgets to use a lozenge, the effect of inconsistent lozenge use has on tartar removal emerges. At the same time a sense of optimal-frequency-of-use also becomes clear.

The next consideration is where you are in your cycle of regular dental cleanings.

When removing tartar with a SorbayPC lozenge, you want the lozenge ingredients to linger in the mouth where they can act on tartar. You definitely do not want them to go straight down the throat.

The best way to avoid the “throat lozenge” habit pattern is to hold the SorbayPC lozenge either in front of or just behind the lower front teeth, slowly swishing saliva back and forth across those teeth, occasionally switching to swishing lozenge laden saliva from side to side in the back of the mouth, and swallowing when saliva build up requires. Throughout the process it is important to pay attention to where, in the mouth, the lozenge is located. When first using the SorbayPC lozenge, it is not unusual to find the lozenge has found its way into the inappropriate between-the-cheek and gum location, and needs to be relocated back to the lower front part of the mouth. When the lozenge use strategy is followed correctly it should take 12-15 minutes for a lozenge to be completely dissolved.

In order for SorbayPC Lozenge users to monitor their progress in the Tartaroff Program the acquisition of a dental mirror at a local drug store is strongly recommended. Its use in the visual assessment of both the removal of tartar and the maintenance of the tartar-free condition of their teeth will prove to be an invaluable tool for knowing what is going on in their mouths.

While standing in front of a wall mirror, with a flashlight and dental mirror in hand, place the dental mirror in the mouth behind the lower front teeth. Position the dental mirror so the reflection of the backs of the lower front teeth on the dental mirror can be seen on the wall mirror. Then aim the flashlight at the dental mirror so that it illuminates the tooth backs. It takes a little practice but is easy to do once you get the hang of it. The hard part is holding your breath during your evaluation, so that the dental mirror does not fog up. Tartar deposits tend to form at the bottoms and up along the sides of the teeth. They generally build first and more extensively on the backs of the teeth. Tartar is the hard material that dental hygienists remove through the processes of scaling and polishing.

Depending on the extent of the initial tartar deposits and their age, examination of the teeth (with mirrors and flashlight) should reveal a significant/total removal of existent tartar within a week. Monitoring a tartar-free maintenance program involves the same oversight procedure and observing no tartar buildup.

Should you recently have had a cleaning and inspection of your teeth show little or no tartar buildup, the use of one lozenge a day just before retiring and immediately following flossing and brushing is most appropriate. The before-retiring lozenge will soften tartar and reduce bacterial levels in preparation for the reduced saliva production which accompanies sleep. Less saliva means less salivary minerals to re-harden tartar softened by lozenge use. The softened tartar can then persist until morning when it will still be susceptible to removal by flossing and brushing. Less saliva also means less salivary bacteria fighting capacity, so entering slumber with lower levels of bacteria gives saliva a fighting chance to keep bacterial population growth under control through the night.

For the fastest tartar removal the use of four lozenges a day is recommended, one after each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and a fourth just prior to retiring and immediately after flossing and brushing. The maintenance of a tartar-free mouth requires only the “after flossing and brushing” and “just prior to retiring” lozenge use. Depending on the extent of tartar buildup, the removal of existent tartar deposits typically takes 7-14 days.

While the daily use of one lozenge prior to retiring should keep tartar at bay, periodic visits to a dental professional are key to the maintenance of good oral health. Less than consistent lozenge use may occasionally require a touch up cleaning, but the primary reason for regular visits to a dentist is to allow a professional eye to oversee the many other aspects of oral health that can go awry. SorbayPC Lozenge users armed with a dental mirror can only see a small part of their mouths and lack the training to recognize the significance of what they can see. Lozenge users must recognize their efforts are part of a team effort and they need to give their oral care professionals the opportunity to periodically assess the state of their oral health and attend to emerging problems.

While there are no known health related contraindications associated with the SorbayPC Technology there is nothing on the face of the earth that someone somewhere will not find problematic. Despite not having encountered a person who exhibits health related problems associated with the SorbayPC Technology, it is possible that such a person or persons could exist. Therefore new users should be alert for unusual changes in their health which repeatedly come with lozenge use and cease when lozenge use is terminated. Should you be such a person we would appreciate hearing from you, so that we may troubleshoot the problem and advise you and others like you how to deal with it.

SorbayPOC

Teeth sit in pockets in the gums. The roots of the teeth are safely embedded in bone and the exposed top portions of the teeth are protected by a hard coating of enamel. The mid-portion of a tooth, that portion which occupies the pocket in the gum, is relatively unprotected and vulnerable to the many dangers lurking in the oral environment.

In a healthy mouth pockets are very shallow and relatively easy to keep clean. In the pocket region, gum tissue hugs tightly to the tooth but is not attached to it. Below the pocket area, tooth and gum are attached, but that attachment can be disrupted by bacterial invasions. Such a reduction in the extent of gum-tooth attachment can result in deeper pockets and better hiding places in which bacteria can take up residence, can cause inflamed gums, and ultimately can require the painful and expensive attention of a veterinarian. Keeping pockets clean is a most important responsibility.

Mother Nature has provided a mechanism for cleansing healthy pockets of contaminating materials coming from the oral cavity. Secretions originating at the bottom of pockets constantly flow outward, rinsing contaminants from pockets back into the oral cavity. This pocket flushing system can fail when pockets become obstructed by bacterial colonies, food particles, etc.

The problems which may arise from badly infected gums can be far reaching. That is because healthy gum tissues are the only barrier between the oral cavity and the extensive network of blood vessels found in the gums. Bacteria can move from severely infected gums into the circulatory system and from there throughout the body. Such a scenario is believed to worsen many health risks and conditions.

The most likely places for pets to develop bacteria related oral health problems are in the backs of the upper parts of the space between the cheeks and gums. That is because food can find its way into this space, and remain there, without much chance of being rinsed away by saliva or drinking water. Bacteria find these to be great places to set up communities.

In order to address this bacterial problem all one has to do is use a finger to pull the cheek away from the gum and direct the mist spray toward the back of the space between the cheeks and gums. One depression of the mist-pump on each side of the mouth, for small pets, or two depressions for larger animals is usually sufficient.

Gaining a pet's acceptance of the manipulation of its cheeks is key to a care giver's success in the establishment of an easy to deliver misting program. One wants to avoid frightening a pet and then having to restrain it. The best way to do this is to playfully manipulate a pet's mouth and cheeks before attempting to initiate misting. Pets like the attention and amazingly, the mist itself. Very quickly, they develop the habit of running to a caregiver when they see the caregiver holding a bottle of SorbayPOC.

The current thinking about how the various elements of the SorbayPOC Technology function is a high priority for us, however there are no answers yet, but here's our current thinking. Not knowing how products work is not unusual, and really not a problem. That is because knowing how a technology works does not make it work any better. The following are some thoughts organized by the spray's components

Tannic acid - Tannic acid probably functions in a number of ways, perhaps including some of the following:

  • Since tannic acid can bind metal ions, such as calcium, and because bacteria require metal ions for their existence, keeping metal ions away from bacteria may be a way tannic acid helps reduce numbers of oral bacteria.

  • Tannic acid through its ability to bind calcium ions could help destroy the structure of tartar by reversing its mineralization.

  • Tannic acid also binds very strongly to the salivary mucoproteins which make up the superstructures of plaque and its mineralized form, tartar. In doing so it could potentially weaken the structure of tartar.

  • Salivary mucoproteins coat most of the surfaces in the mouth, in particular the teeth. It is the affinity bacteria have for mucoproteins which is the basis for the strong binding of bacteria to teeth. Tannic acid binds to these mucoproteins. It would not be surprising if the unusually strong binding of tannic acid to mucoproteins compromised the ability of bacteria to find binding opportunities on teeth exposed to the SorbayPOC Technology. In so doing, tannic acid would be compromising the first step in tartar formation.

  • Tannic acid, through its astringency, stimulates saliva flow. When more saliva is produced, all of the salivary sanitation mechanisms are enhanced and sufficient liquid is made available to carry away all the tartar fragments produced by the SorbayPOC Technology.

Citric acid - Citric acid has many of the same properties as tannic acid:

  • Since it binds metals it could also help saliva do its job by depriving bacteria of the metal ions they require to sustain their existence.

  • Its metal binding capability also makes it capable of demineralizing tartar.

  • Its tart flavor makes it too a stimulator of salivary flow.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) –SLS is a surfactant. In that capacity it can:

  • Help carry off food oils and particles.

  • Help keep the bits and pieces of tartar, which result from tartar breakdown, in solution in saliva so they can also be carried away through swallowing.

  • Help salivary lysozyme in its killing of bacteria through the destruction of their protective cell walls.

Acesulfame K (Ace-K)

  • Ace-K is 100 times sweeter than an equal weight of sugar (sucrose).

  • Ace-K compensates for the tartness of citric acid and the astringency of tannic acid.

  • Analogous to adding a little sugar to lemonade in order to take the edge off of the tartness of the citric acid found in lemon juice.

As your pet's sole guardian and protector, you alone are responsible for maintaining your pet's oral health. In order to meet this responsibility you should know what is going on in your pet's mouth and be able to identify areas that are in need of improvement.

The SorbayPOC Program is unique because it addresses tartar and gingivitis issues as well as cosmetic issues like unattractive pet breath. Sorbay Pet Oral Care Mist represents a unique means of improving your pet's oral health. It is always good to consult with your pet's oral care provider about any concerns and unanswered questions.

Out of control oral bacterial populations are the cause of most of the problems that typically arise in a pet’s mouth. Ugly pet breath, inflamed gums, and brown/black tartar deposits on the teeth are easy to detect signs of over-the-top bacterial activity. They are a call to arms for a guardian.

The Sorbay Pet Oral Care Program is uniquely suited to deal with these issues. It addresses cosmetic issues like unattractive pet breath and tooth stains, as well as health problems like tooth decay and deteriorated gums. The time it will take to bring back healthy pink gums and teeth will vary with the severity of the problem. Once normalcy is achieved 2 - 3 mistings a week is usually enough to maintain a healthy mouth.

The primary rewards for a pet’s guardian are the reduced need for and cost of professional veterinary care to correct problems caused by out of control oral bacterial populations. For guardians who welcome them there is also the opportunity to enjoy puppy kisses from a healthy furry friend.

Just store our product at room temperature, there is no need to refrigerate. Once opened the product should be used within six months.

Many pets like the taste of our product, in fact, some consider it a treat. Many other products that freshen the breath use mint as an ingredient, a taste that most pets reject. We use no mint in SorbayPOC. The spray has a natural flavor animals love.

 

There is no reason to believe SorbayPOC is not not safe.

The actives upon which SorbayPOC Technology depends are found in nature. Clinical trials and an independent health and safety (toxicological) study, have been conducted without the emergence of a single safety issue.

There is a lot of information available about the safety of each of the ingredients used in the SorbayPOC formulation. That is because these ingredients are found widely in foods consumed by people. The sampling of this ingredient specific information is presented below. When the ingredients are mixed together in the SorbayPOC Mist formulation, the mixture is also safe. (The toxicological study mentioned above, conducted on the mixture of ingredients raised no safety concerns.)

  • Acesulfame K, the sweetness enhancer, and citric acid are commonly used in foods and widely accepted as safe. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that both are safe for human ingestion and may be used as food additives in a variety of foods. The remaining two ingredients, tannic acid and sodium lauryl sulfate have FDA approved uses in foods, however with restrictions as to amounts and vehicles.

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate is commonly found in toothpaste. It serves to dislodge contaminants from oral surfaces. The products based on the SorbayPOC Technology contain no more than 1/750th of the amount reported to be safe for children.

  • The ingestion of moderate amounts of tannic acid is also considered to be safe. In a recent look at the implications of dietary tannic acid, a committee of the National Research Council found nothing troubling about the human consumption of foodscontaining tannic acid. In fact, tannic acid was lauded for its antioxidant properties.

Monjay

Monjay is the brand name of a yeast-derived food product, which prevents the formation of socially embarrassing and personally discomforting substances.

Monjay ensures that the titillating aromas and tastes associated with foods containing garlic and onions will not come back in the form of offensive breath, aftertaste, and body odor. Monjay also causes the breakdown of complex sugars, found in many vegetables, before they can be converted to the gases which cause digestive discomfort. Monjay prevents the development of malodors in the digestive tract, odors that appear as offensive breath, aftertaste, and body odor three to four hours after a meal, odors that can last for many hours. Breath mints are not a solution for offensive odors. Mints just mask a problem of malodor with a stronger, more acceptable mint aroma. Despite the instant gratification and the noisy taste and tingle that accompany breath mints, users can never be completely at ease because they know the minty cover-up is short lived.

Monjay works best when used at the table along with an offending food. Generally one to two 0.45 gram portions (1/8 teaspoon each), sprinkled on food cool enough to eat is sufficient to prevent the after effects of eating moderate to large amounts of offending vegetables. Less may be required for small amounts and more for very large amounts and in situations where courses containing offending foods are consumed over long periods of time. Personal experience will ultimately be the best measure of sufficiency. The caps on Monjay bottles can be used to measure out portions. The inside of each cap contains two black marks indicating one and two portion amounts.

Monjay is inactivated by excessive heat, such as cooking or being sprinkled on food right from the stove. Monjay is also sensitive to the oxygen and moisture in the air. In order to preserve the oxygen-free environment in the Monjay bottle it is important to keep the bottle tightly closed between uses and to pour Monjay from the bottle and not attempt to squeeze it out. To ensure the best bottle closure after using Monjay the cap and the bottle rim should be tapped free of residual product. Monjay stores well at room temperature, on the table, in a purse, or in a pocket.




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