Dr Hisham's oral care system is the first of its kind. While traditional toothpastes contain irritants, toxins, abrasives and detergents, the Dr Hisham’s range champions holistic oral care and overall human health.
Developed by leading laser cosmetic dental surgeon, Dr Hisham Abdalla, the Dr Hisham’s teeth serum was created as an oral care supplement that really cleans the teeth and gums, while also nurturing and protecting the mouth and oral microbiome.
Western societies are now beginning to grasp the dire consequences of the unpronounceable ingredients hidden in our food supply. And our morning and evening brushing routine is not exempt from this issue. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimated that oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide(1). Why? In the age of technological innovation and advanced medicines, we continue to struggle with basic bodily care and upkeep. Highly processed, hyper-palatable foods that are often loaded with sugar do not help the situation. This led Dr Hisham and his team to develop a new paradigm in oral care, via the natural and nurturing Dr Hisham’s teeth serum. We’ll delve into the ingredients and science behind the products, and answer the following questions (or scroll to the end if you’re in a rush!):
• What is teeth serum, and is it effective?
• How does a teeth serum clean my teeth?
• Does it feel the same as toothpaste?
• If I eat a rich, sugary meal, will teeth serum effectively clean my teeth?
• Will using natural teeth serum give me fresh minty breath?
Harmful detergents and abrasives
We have become accustomed to incredible chemical features such as foam, lather, shine and buff, and we deem this as "effective". But, to what cost? Ultimately our health, and the health of our environment.
Triclosan (TCS) is an anti-microbial chemical found in various consumer products, including conventional soaps, hand sanitisers, toothpaste, and mouthwash(2). Numerous studies have raised concerns citing negative human health effects. Debates centred around whether this chemical is fuelling antibiotic resistance is rife(3). Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., Consumer Reports chief medical advisor, suggests: "there is evidence that exposure to triclosan interferes with the production and activity of hormones in the body, which could contribute to infertility, early puberty, obesity, and other problems,"(4). In response to the rising efforts against this triclosan, in September 2017, the Food and Drug Administration effectively banned TCS in the sale of antibacterial soaps and body washes after manufacturers failed to prove that the products' active ingredients were safe and effective. This rule failed to ban its use in hand "sanitisers" or wipes or antibacterial products used in health care settings (including toothpaste and mouth wash)(5).
Long-time exposure to harmful agents: detergents, surfactants, harsh abrasives, dangerous ingredients (triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), propylene glycol, artificial sweeteners, diethanolamine (DEA) parabens, plus many more, can lead to:
• Sensitive gums,
• Damage to irreplaceable tooth enamel,
• Demineralisation of teeth leading to a chalky-feel and spotty cosmetic damage,
• Chronic toxicity (carcinogenic),
• Organ toxicity (heart, liver, lungs and brain, and causes damage), and
• Aquatic environmental toxicity.
“Natural flavours” that aren’t always natural
Additionally, the cost of natural flavouring for your morning minty fresh breath may come with steep consequences. Conscious consumers are shying away from potentially harmful "flavourings and preservatives" and opting for "natural favours". But, did you know, flavour manufacturers do not have to disclose their ingredients? They freely add synthetic solvents, preservatives, emulsifiers, carriers and other additives to a flavour that qualifies as "natural" under current regulations(6). In addition to flavours themselves, these mixtures can contain over 100 harmful chemicals* that have other functions. Alarmingly, solvents, emulsifiers, flavour modifiers and preservatives often make up 80 to 90 per cent of the mixture(7).
Dangerous chemical cocktails threaten healthy, normal oral regulation, and the drying effects of the petroleum-based chemicals may contribute to the problem. Saliva is necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralise acids produced by plaque, and wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath(8).
“Natural toothpastes” may not be much better
There are also a lot of so-called “natural” toothpastes out there that claim to clean your mouth, but at the expense of adding all these toxic irritants and chemicals that are not good for anything inside your mouth or your microbiome.
"Health begins in the mouth"
What if oral care products were actually health supplements, physiologically protecting you and naturally nutritional to your body and your symbiotic microbiome? How can they be safe for us and our ecosystem, rather than detergents, abrasives, irritants, toxins and environmental hazards?"
The oral microbiome seeds and feeds the gut microbiome.
Dr Hisham's teeth serum lets you and your customers revel in self-care. Contains no nasty petroleum-based chemicals, artificial (or natural) flavourings or preservatives. Instead, Dr Hisham's teeth serum feeds nurturing minerals that adhere to the mucosal tissues and supports vibrant populations of good bacteria. Goodbye, bad breath -- hello, healthy mouth ecosystem!
It is a common misconception that teeth are the most essential part of the mouth. But, in reality, the gums, throat, and entire ecosystem plays an equally significant role in our health. Dr Hisham's oral care system strives to:
• Support healthy oral microbiome,
• Stimulate salivary glands,
• Support metabolic signalling, and
• Stimulate mitochondria (energy-producing cells).
Dr Hisham's Vital Teeth Serum has effective anti-microbial properties.
Investigations conducted by Trinity Bioactives, Wellington, NZ utilised samples of oral biofilm to study the anti-microbial effects of Dr Hisham’s oral care products compared to conventional toothpaste and mouthwash. They found Dr Hisham’s Teeth Serum to have superior anti-microbial effect (97%) compared to Conventional Toothpastes (55%). The study utilised common oral bacterial strains: Streptococcus mutans (significant contributor to tooth decay), Lactobacillus casei (major contributor to caries progression) and Candida albicans (contributor to oral thrush).
Maintaining a healthy oral microbiome is essential for optimal health. For example, a healthy biofilm can minimise instances of sore throat, support your body's ability to heal and rejuvenate cuts and mouth ulcers, and minimise the toxic load. Dr Hisham's food-grade ingredients are designed with holistic synergy in mind. No one ingredient is the star of the show: each component works together to elicit a wide range of beneficial effects. After your morning and evening brushing routine, spit out the solution, but do not rinse – leave the well-balanced formula on your teeth and gums for further nurturing action and freshness.
1) What is teeth serum, and is it effective?
Dr Hisham's Teeth Serum is the world's first, professional prebiotic, alkaline-based, food grade, natural, non-toothpaste for everyone. Safe to ingest, good for whole mouth health and without additives or toxins! Dr Hisham’s teeth serum is proven to have superior antimicrobial effect of 97% compared to conventional toothpaste 55%.
2) How does a teeth serum clean my teeth?
Gentle, synergistic ingredients provide a holistic clean for your whole mouth. The alkalinity provides powerful oxidising effect to combat (and detoxify) harmful bacterial species adhering to teeth, gums and oral mucosa.
3) Does it feel the same as toothpaste?
Dr Hisham’s teeth serum is gentle and smooth, without the harshness of abrasives. Because it does not contain surfactants or emollients, Dr Hisham’s teeth serum is light and contains low viscosity.
4) If I eat a rich, sugary meal, will teeth serum effectively clean my teeth?
Dr Hisham’s teeth serum is proven to have 97% antimicrobial effect. Gently brush your teeth and gums; spit but do not rinse -- let Dr Hisham’s nurturing teeth serum continue to clean and nourish throughout the day. Do this twice daily. For a deeper clean, add Dr Hisham’s Alkaline mouth rinse before you brush to stimulate saliva and further detoxify your mouth.
5) Will using natural teeth serum give me fresh minty breath?
Dr Hisham’s teeth serum contains organic Mentha Piperita oil (peppermint oil). It provides a fresh, sharp, minty taste followed by a cooling sensation. Peppermint oil has been widely used for its anti-microbial effect and to relieve irritation and inflammation.
Trade-in your toothpaste for Dr Hisham's high performance, safe and effective, tooth serum. Your body will love you for it!
The Holistic features of Dr Hisham's Holistic Oral Care System include:
1 World Health Organisation - Oral health
2 Triclosan Exposure, Transformation, and Human Health Effects
3 Are antibacterial products with triclosan fuelling bacterial resistance?
4 FDA Finally Says 'No' to Antibacterial Soaps
5 FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps
6 Are ‘Natural Flavors’ Really Natural?
7 Synthetic ingredients in Natural Flavors and Natural Flavors in Artificial flavors
8 Dental Health and Bad Breath
*Flavour mixtures often include: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, ethyl butyrate, various aliphatic acid ester, ethyl acetate, ethyl valerate, ethyl isovalerate, ethyl pelargonate, vanillin, lemon essential oil, citral, citronellal, rose absolute, geraninol, orange essential oil, geranium essential oil, aldehyde C10, ethyl heptanoate, acetaldehyde, aldehydes C14 and C16, styralyl acetate, dimethyl benzyl carbinyl acetate, benzyl formate, phenyl ethyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl isovalerate, anise essential oil, esters of colophony and benzaldehyde and may contain terpenyl isovalerate, isopropyl isovalerate, citronellyl isovalerate, geranyl isovalerate, benzyl isovalerate, cinnamyl formate, isopropyl valerate, butyl valerate, methyl allyl butyrate and potentially the synthetic ingredients cyclohexyl acetate, allyl butyrate, allyl cyclohexylvalerate, allyl isovalerate and cyclohexyl butyrate.