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Dental plaque is a bacterial biofilm. Bacteria and biofilms are negatively charged, as are teeth. So, theoretically, bacteria should never stick to the teeth. However, positively charged calcium ions in the saliva mask the negative charges, allowing the bacteria to come close to the tooth surface. Then, stronger attractive surface forces that work at very small distances (Van der Waals forces) take over, allowing the bacteria to attach and multiply on the tooth surface, thus starting the formation of plaque.


Compounds called chelators can be used to remove the harmful calcium from the plaque fluid because they have a stronger binding force for calcium than the forces that bind the calcium in the plaque fluid. The problem is that chelators are also negatively charged and are therefore unable to penetrate the negatively charged oral biofilm (plaque).

That’s what makes Livionex Dental Gel such a major breakthrough. Livionex Inc. has developed proprietary technology to overcome this seemingly impossible task by enabling chelators to penetrate and disrupt biofilms.

How does Livionex Dental Gel work?

Livionex Inc.'s proprietary technology works by activating Edathamil, a well-known food-grade chelator. Edathamil by itself does not show much efficacy in disrupting biofilm. However, Livionex Dental Gel’s Activated Edathamil breaks down harmful biofilm and prevents new biofilm from attaching to teeth, leading to a significantly cleaner mouth. And cleaner mouth means a healthier mouth!

The diagram below illustrates the process of plaque formation how Livionex Dental Gel works.