A new tool against dental biofilm

KOITE® method is an effective solution against cariogenic and periodontal bacteria for long term use.

We have an enormous challenge in providing oral health care

Key facts about oral health provided by WHO
Caries
Over 60-90% of school-age children and nearly 100% of adults have or have had dental decay.
Gingivitis
74% of adults suffer from gingivitis, and 21% have deep gum pockets.
Periodontitis
Around the world, the occurrence of severe periodontitis (gum disease) is 11.2 %, which has remained at the same level since 1990.
Peri-implant mucositis
Peri-implant mucositis occurs in 43% of patients after surgery. And, more severe peri-implantitis occurs in 22% of patients post-surgery.
An image from a scanning electron microscope show bristles from a used toothbrush covered in dental plaque
© SPL / Barcroft Media

Biofilm bacterial control is extremely challenging

The challenge is that in a biofilm, what is called an "exopolysaccharide matrix scaffold" protects microbes from external damage. Almost all antibacterial treatments are ineffective.
Resistance formation
Use of antibiotics is impractical due to resistance formation. Even mouth rinses show a cross-resistance formation against the Cholistin antibiotic.
Continuous use
Continuous use of the gold standard antiseptic Chlorhexidine causes dental discoloring, taste change and a reduced immune response.
Preserve normal flora
Maintaining normal bacterial flora is important for health. Disruption in the flora increases the risk of illness. Eliminate bacteria only at tooth level and let normal flora flourish.

Introducing KOITE®: A proprietary antibacterial prophylaxis

  • Kills harmful bacteria. Significantly more effective than mechanical cleansing alone.
  • No resistance formation. Whitening effect instead of staining.
  • For continuous use with sustaining efficacy.

Enhance good dental hygiene using powerful KOITE® method

KOITE ® uses a Photodynamic Therapy based method where specific wavelengths of light activate a photosensitizer. In the presence of oxygen, this creates a reaction that kills harmful bacteria. Our photosensitizer adheres to dental plaque and the method is extremely effective against the most harmful Streptococcus species on the surface of teeth. It also reduces colonies of bacterial species known to cause periodontitis (gum disease), the most common cause of tooth loss among adults. Because the action is localized to teeth only, normal flora is preserved in other parts of the mouth.

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Active substance mouth bath binds to dental plaque
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Light activation initiates the treatment
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Koite works as an addition to current dental care, not a replacement

Backed by extensive research

15

Years of science

Over 99.9%

Bacterial reduction in tooth biofilm

1st

The most reliable addition to brushing for biofilm management

Tommi Pätilä
M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Pediatric Heart Surgery and Organ Transplantation

The compartmentalization involved in viewing the mouth separately from the rest of the body must cease. There is strong evidence proving that oral health affects general health.

Junnu Leikola
M.D., Ph.D., Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Head of The Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Centre at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Koite Health is a promising new advancement in dental home care.

Available from autumn 2019

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