What does active oxygen do?
blue®m oxygen technology optimizes wound healing, implant integration and bone regeneration in a safe, effective and non-invasive way. This is possible through a gradual and controlled release of active oxygen directly at the treatment site. Increasing the oxygen saturation is very effective for problems in the mouth.
How does the release of active oxygen work in the blue®m products?
The active oxygen in the products comes from honey and sodium perborate. Sodium perborate is a type of salt that slowly releases oxygen when it comes into contact with liquid. It decomposes into a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and boric acid and releases oxygen for a longer period of time. The sugars from the honey in blue®m toothpaste and blue®m mouthwash are also converted into a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide when it comes into contact with liquid. This is called the glucose oxidase process.
What is the added value of using multiple products?
Different ingredients are best absorbed in different ways. Rinsing is ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach areas, taking care of the mucous membranes and effective for the absorption of lactoferrin. The toothpaste is perfect for taking care of the teeth and gums. Oral gel can be used for (local) problems in the mouth. By using multiple products, you create the best conditions for a healthy mouth!
What is the difference between mouthwash and oxygen fluid?
Mouthwash is an ideal way to treat the gums, mucous membranes and hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. In addition to active oxygen from honey, this mouthwash also contains xylitol and lactoferrin.This synergistic formula helps to improve the condition of the gums and contributes to a healthy mouth. Xylitol has been proven effective against the S. mutans bacteria that causes cavities. In addition, it stimulates the saliva flow, so that the mouth is well flushed and the risk of cavities is reduced. Lactoferrin is a kind of natural antibiotic that protects us against all kinds of fungi, bacteria and viruses. blue®m mouthwash is often used to support daily oral care. We also see that people with implants, bad breath or gum disease find it pleasant to use. Recent research shows that our mouthwash is more effective against plaque than chlorhexidine, without the negative effects.
Previously, the oxygen fluid was also called ‘neutral mouthwash’. This is because there are no coloring, flavoring and foaming agents in this mouthwash: only a high concentration of active oxygen. It is a medical device (class 1), specially developed to accelerate the healing of wounds in the mouth. Many people benefit from soft mouthwash to prevent irritation and heal wounds. Think of wounds caused by chemotherapy, radiation or poorly fitting dentures. Even people who have a very painful mouth or inflamed mucous membranes due to illness indicate that they benefit from the oxygen fluid.
Usage blue®m products
I do not have implants. Can I use blue®m?
Sure! In the early years, blue®m started developing products for people with implants. Over the years, however, the products have been thoroughly innovated. blue®m products are also very suitable for natural teeth to ensure healthy gums or to treat problems in the mouth.
I find the toothpaste and mouthwash to be rather sharp. Why is that?
The sharp taste is caused by the wintergreen oil. This oil is very aromatic with a sweet, woody and ‘minty’ smell. Wintergreen oil is used topically or aroma-therapeutically as a remedy for muscle and joint complaints, arthritis, cellulitis, obesity, poor blood circulation, headaches and many other diseases and discomforts. It also works antibacterial. Taste is of course a subjective concept, but we also think that a fresh breath is important.
Do I have to rinse my mouth with water after using toothpaste or mouthwash?
To utilize the effect ingredients as good as possible, it is better not to rinse with water. Only spit out the excess and if necessary, rinse with mouthwash after brushing.
Can I swallow the products?
There are no harmful substances in the products, which makes it possible to swallow it. Nevertheless, we advise not to do this and always spit it out.
How long should I use the blue®m products to get results?
With many mouth problems, results can already be observed after 1 to 2 weeks of use. In most cases (periodontitis, peri-implantitis), it is important to continue to use the products for life in order to prevent relapse. Read our guidelines for more info.
Can I safely use the products during my pregnancy?
All oral care products can be used safely. For the use of the teeth & bone formula, it is good to consult your doctor.
Can my child (baby, toddler) use the products safely?
The products are suitable for children from 3 years. An exception applies to:
– teeth & bone formula is not suitable for children under 17 years.
– fluoride toothpaste: for children aged 6 years or younger, do not use more toothpaste than the size of a pea.
Can I use the products in combination with homeopathic products?
The use of mint can reduce the effectiveness of homeopathy. Therefore it is advisable not to use homeopathic products after you have just brushed your teeth. The best time to take a homeopathic medicine is 15 minutes to half an hour before a meal or an hour after a meal.
Can I use blue®m in combination with chlorhexidine?
For the best wound healing, it is best to use only blue®m products. When you combine blue®m with chlorhexidine, you still kill all bacteria in the mouth and disrupt the bacterial flora. Our products ensure that the bacterial flora stays in balance and also stimulates the good cells instead of killing them. Chlorhexidine does the opposite, and therefore it is not advisable to combine the use of chlorhexidine and blue®m.
Can I continue to brush with my own toothpaste whilst using the oral gel?
It does not hurt to use your own toothpaste in combination with blue®m oral gel, although you will not get the best results. Different ingredients are best absorbed in different ways. By using multiple products, you create the best conditions for a healthy mouth!
I have lactose intolerance. Can I use the products?
The lactoferrin used in all our products, except the mouth spray and oxygen fluid, is made in a factory where lactose is also processed. Therefore, the products may contain traces of lactose. Since only a very low percentage of lactoferrin is added, this does not pose any risk for users who are lactose intolerant .
I have a cow’s milk (or a cow’s milk protein) allergy. Can I use the products?
The lactoferrin used in all our products, except mouth spray and oxygen fluid, contains 96% pure cow’s milk protein. In our recipes a very low percentage is processed, which means that the end product contains 500 ppm lactoferrin (500 mg / kg). If you swallow more than 10 grams of end product, this can pose a risk.
Is it necessary to use mouthwash every day?
The mouthwash is really an addition to the use of the toothpaste. The active ingredients can thus daily do their preventive and wound healing work. The lactoferrin is also best absorbed via the cheek mucosa, that’s why flushing is the most effective for absorbing this.
How do I apply the oral gel?
The oral gel can be applied in different ways. With a cotton swab, with a brush, with the finger or with a terumo syringe that you may have received from the dental hygienist or dentist. These are also for sale through our webshop.
What is the relationship between vitamin deficiency and oral health?
Because of shortages of vitamins and minerals, the chance of oral health problems increase. For example, gum problems, cavities and problems with implants are more common. By using the right supplements, these shortages can be supplemented and there is 20% less chance of gum problems and loss of teeth and molars and up to 50% less chance of dental caries.
Why should I take supplements if I eat healthy?
There are considerably fewer vitamins and minerals in our current diet than before. In ten years, the calcium and magnesium content in, for example, broccoli dropped by as much as 68% and 25%. A disturbing development that has made us think. A survey by the Dutch Health Council showed that only 5% of Dutch people eat enough fruit and vegetables every day. We do not eat enough fruit and vegetables and the vegetables and fruits we eat also contain less vitamins and minerals. It is not surprising that there are people with a chronic lack of magnesium (70% of the population) and vitamin D (83% of the population). Particularly during the winter months, a vitamin D shortage (due to a lack of sunlight) plays a major role in the often low immune system of the Dutch population. Vitamin K2 is particularly a problem for children and people over 40 years. To fill these shortages, you can use a dietary supplement.
Why should I take the teeth & bone formula instead of another supplement?
The teeth & bone formula has been specially developed for optimal oral health. The minerals and vitamins have a beneficial effect on teeth and bones. We selected the most optimal combination of vitamins and minerals. The way bluem® teeth & bone formula works is called ‘synergistic’, because the different nutrients in this supplement positively reinforce each others properties.
Is the teeth & bone formula suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, the product is completely vegetarian.
Ingredients blue®m products
Why is there honey in your products?
The honey from blue®m toothpaste and blue®m mouthwash gradually releases oxygen when it comes into contact with the saliva in the mouth. The system that is put into operation is called glucose oxidase (GOX). In addition, honey normalizes and controls malignant bacteria and helps to reduce plaque formation.
Where does the honey come from your products?
The honey is cold-hewn, organic honey from Mexico. Beekeeper De Traay in Lelystad (The Netherlands) delivers it to the factory where our products are made.
Do I get cavities because of the honey in your products?
The sugars from the honey in blue®m toothpaste and blue®m mouthwash are converted into active oxygen when it comes into contact with the saliva in the mouth. This is called the glucose oxidase process. Before the sugars can effect the teeth, they have already been converted into active oxygen. So, no risk of caries!
What is xylitol and what does it do?
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that we get from the birch bark. It has been proven effective against the Streptococcus mutans bacteria and preserves a protective layer around your teeth so that new plaque can not accumulate well.
What is lactoferrin and what does it do?
Lactoferrin is an anti-inflammatory protein that is naturally present in your saliva. It works immune-enhancing, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. In addition, it promotes the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts; it stimulates bone growth.
Why is there SLS in your products?
SLS is an ingredient that is mainly used for its cleansing and emulsifying properties: it helps to loosen the plaque and provides a better solution of flavors in the liquid. SLS is not recommended in cleaning products because it can cause dryness of the skin. Because we do not think you use our mouthwash and oral foam on your skin, it does not do harm. We use SLS as a foaming agent in low doses.
Why are there parabens in your products?
blue®m tries to keep its products as natural as possible. However, we will also need preservatives to ensure that all our products remain free of bacteria. In addition to oxygen, we use several fungicidal and bactericidal ingredients, including methyl parabens. This is the synthetic variant of benzoic acid. Our body easily converts this synthetic form into its own form in nature. We have ensured that there is a very low concentration of parabens, just enough to ensure the shelf life. Nevertheless, it is our desire to eventually replace the parabens, our chemists are busy experimenting with this.
Is there alcohol in your products?
There is a small amount of alcohol in the mouth spray and the oral gel. This is necessary for the shelf life of the products. The alcohol in the mouth spray is needed to spray. It does not endanger your mouth, nor does it dry out, because the alcohol has already evaporated before it reaches your mouth. All of our other products are alcohol-free.
Why is the toothpaste blue?
Originally, the toothpaste has a brown color, because of the honey. Research shows us that users of toothpaste can not appreciate a brown toothpaste and would not purchase it. The most commonly used colors for toothpaste are white and blue. Because oxygen is blue in its liquid form, we have chosen this color. This also fits well with our name blue®m. The coloring that is in the toothpaste and mouthwash is a natural coloring and is not harmful to the body. The oral gel, mouth spray and neutral mouthwash do not contain coloring agents.
How does the toothpaste reach its blue color?
Cl 42090 (brilliant blue) is the ingredient that ensures that our products have that amazing blue color. It is a coloring agent but is poorly absorbed by your body, so you can fortunately find more than 95% of the swallowed color in your stool.
Why is there no fluoride in (most of) your products?
In the early years, blue®m was primarily intended for people with implants. Research shows that fluoride affects the titanium top layer of implants, allowing inflammation to develop around the implant. Therefore, it is advised not to use fluoride with the presence of titanium implants. In addition, we are convinced that fluoride use is not healthy and that this is not necessary with good oral hygiene and a healthy, low-sugar diet in which the body receives sufficient nutrients. The addition of xylitol, honey, oxygen and lactoferrin to our products reduces the plaque, stimulates remineralisation and kills anaerobic bacteria including S. Mutans.
What is the difference between calcium fluoride and ‘normal’ sodium fluoride or sodium fluoride?
Calcium fluoride is the most natural variant of fluoride. It is much less toxic, compared to other forms of fluoride.
Is there scientific evidence that calcium fluoride is less toxic?
This is a document from the European Food Safety Authority: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/scientific_output/files/main_documents/882.pdf
“Most of the available data on fluoride toxicity comes from exposure to sodium fluoride. The toxicity or fluoride is dependent upon the type or compound of the compound, and therefore the inactive fluorides (eg sodium fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate) are the most toxic (EHC, 2002; ATSDR, 2003). Only scarce toxicity literature is available specifically on calcium fluoride. It is generally considered that calcium fluoride, being much less soluble and less bioavailable than other chemical fluoride forms tested, is much less toxic than the soluble forms of fluoride. “
Can I use fluoride in combination with blue®m oral gel or mouthwash?
The use of fluoride does not affect the functioning of the blue®m products. So there is no harm in cleaning or rinsing with fluoride in addition to the use of the blue®m products. Watch out when you have implants: fluoride reacts with the titanium top layer of implants and therefore use of fluoride is not desirable with implants.
Should I use fluoride or not?
With good oral hygiene and a healthy, low-sugar diet in which the body receives enough vitamins and minerals, fluoride use is not necessary. In our products there are other substances that inhibit the development of cavities. The addition of xylitol, honey, oxygen and lactoferrin to our products reduces the plaque, stimulates remineralisation and kills anaerobic bacteria including S. Mutans. The most important thing is to choose oral care products that fit into your lifestyle.
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. It can be recognized by bleeding gums and is often accompanied by sensitivity, redness and swelling. However, this is not always noticeable. In some cases, a bad taste in the mouth or bad breath may be an indication. Without treatment, gingivitis can spread to periodontitis and affect the jaw bone.
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a bacterial infectious disease caused by inflamed gums or gingivitis. The pocket, the space between the gums and teeth, becomes deeper. Dental plaque and tartar can develop in these spaces. The inflammation goes deeper and reaches the jaw bone. Your teeth and molars can become loose and eventually fall out.
What can I do about inflamed gums?
Brushing alone is not enough to remove dental plaque and tartar. It is important to maintain your teeth with interdental brushes and / or toothpicks in addition to daily brushing. Moreover, it is good to regularly visit your dentist and / or dental hygienist.
How does a fistle develop on a tooth or molar?
Fistles can occur because of inflammation of a tooth. Due to the build-up of pressure at an inflammation at the apex, the body searches for a path to ‘vent’. This creates a fistle: a bump on the gums from which pus (dead inflammatory cells) can come out. Presence of a fistle therefore always indicates inflammation of a tooth. Inflammation of a tooth usually results from a very deep filling or a deep cavity that irritates the tooth nerve. In response to the irritation of the nerve, inflammation occurs at the tooths apex. The prevention of fistles therefore consists of the prevention of tooth inflammation. Good oral hygiene is the most important factor in preventing cavities.
What is your advice regarding an electric or normal toothbrush?
You can remove all plaque with both electric and normale toothbrushes. Most people, however, take too little time for the plaque removal. With an electric toothbrush, this costs less effort. The advantage of our ultra soft toothbrush is that it is extremely gentle for the gingiva and the surrounding tissues.
Do I have to use toothpicks, floss or interdental brushes?
Cleaning between the teeth must be done once a day. After all, you also eat every day, leaving dirt between the teeth that does not disappear with brushing alone. It does not matter if you do interdental cleaning in the morning or in the evening. It is best to brush first and then to clean the interdental spaces. Floss can best be used only in places that do not fit a stoker or brush. For an optimal result, rinse with blue®m mouthwash after interdental cleaning.
Where is blue®m for sale?
blue®m products are available through the (online) pharmacy, at some dental practices and online via our own website and Amazon. Look at our website to find our distributor in your country.
Why isn’t it available in stores?
We are working hard to make our products available to the widest possible audience. That we are not at the regular supermarket or drug store has its reason. We choose to be available in the best possible way through the more specialized channels: dental profession, pharmacies and online. In addition, we have to pay a huge amount at regular drug stores to get on the shelf. That money is used by the chains for door-to-door advertising leaflets. It
Why are the products so expensive?
blue®m is a Dutch product and is also produced in the Netherlands. We use high-quality, organic and natural ingredients. Among other things, xylitol and Mexican honey are valuable ingredients. Lactoferrin is also costly: cow’s milk contains only 0.2 grams of lactoferrin per liter.
Is blue®m suitable for vegans?
The products with honey and lactoferrin are not suitable for vegans because these ingredients are of animal origin. The teeth & bone formula is also not suitable for vegans. The vitamin D3 is of natural origin, namely wool fat. No animals are killed for that, but because of that it is not vegan.
How long do the blue®m products remain sustainable?
blue®m products stay good, unopened for 3 years.
How long are the blue®m products sustainable after opening?
After opening, the products can be kept for 1 year.
What does ‘medical device’ mean and the CE marking?
Oral gel and oxygen fluid are both a medical device and have a CE marking on the packaging. This means that the product has been developed according to European rules, according to a European Directive. This describes quality and safety requirements that every medical device must meet. Not only the product, but also the production process meets the requirements described.
Are the packaging sustainable / biodegradable?
Our packaging is fully recyclable. Our products also do not contain microbeads (plastic particles) or nanoparticles. In the future, we would like to look at even more sustainable packaging.