Frequently asked questions and answers

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If you have questions about oral hygiene, KIN has answers. Check them out in this section. You can also find interesting information about other aspects of oral health in our Blog.

What is oral health?

Oral health is the absence of disease, pain and, in general, all kinds of disorders that affect the good condition and/or functionality of the oral cavity, teeth and gums.

What is dental biofilm?

Dental biofilm (dental plaque) is a cluster of microorganisms surrounded by a film of salivary origin and food debris that adheres to different areas of the oral cavity. Dental plaque is little or not at all visible, unless it is pigmented (food, bacteria, tobacco...) or mineralised (calculus, tartar or tartar). It is the main agent responsible for dental caries and periodontal diseases.

How can we prevent oral diseases?

Eating and hygiene habits play a decisive role in the development and protection of teeth and gums. Oral diseases and conditions can be reduced by eliminating common risk factors such as: lack of proper oral hygiene, smoking, and consumption of nutritionally deficient foods.

What are the main oral diseases?

The most common oral problems and diseases are

Tooth Decay

Dental caries is a multifactorial disease, characterized by the demineralization of the tooth structure, starting with the enamel and progressing to the dentin. If it is not treated properly, it will continue its evolution until it affects the pulp (nerve of the tooth), producing strong pain until the tooth is completely destroyed.

Caries can be prevented by using rinses and toothpastes with fluoride. In certain cases, the application of fluorides by professionals is also appropriate.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease affects the gums and the supporting tissues of the teeth. If inflammation or bleeding of the gums is observed through normal brushing, it is most likely that we are dealing with a case of gingivitis which, if not treated, could lead to periodontitis, a disease characterized by receding gums and lack of support for the teeth, which leads to the loss of the teeth.

To prevent it, it is necessary to maintain an excellent oral hygiene, avoid the consumption of tobacco and go to a dentist periodically to check the state of our mouth. It is important to perform a good professional mouth cleaning at least once a year.

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Dry Mouth Syndrome, also known as xerostomia, is a pathology that affects 25% of the adult population. This pathology consists in the decrease of the salivary secretion, by alteration of the salivary glands that can be produced by: medication side effects, psychological alterations, tobacco, certain medications, radiotherapy or dehydration. Xerostomia represents a major health problem, since it causes numerous organic alterations and multiple oral lesions that affect our quality of life.

The elimination of factors that decrease salivary secretion (alcohol and tobacco), the stimulation of saliva production, hydration and frequent water intake, will help us fight this disease. The support with products specifically designed for this type of alteration as the brand KIN Hidrat: artificial saliva, bioadhesive gels or toothpaste, help to alleviate dry mouth and gain in quality of life.

How does eating influence oral health?

Nutrition plays an important role, not only for good health in general, but also in the development and protection of oral and dental health. Ignoring the symptoms of diseases and problems of oral functionality is detrimental to our health.

The key to good nutrition is not to avoid some foods but to eat them wisely. It is essential to eat a balanced diet and avoid snacks between meals. A balanced diet consists of eating a wide variety of foods from each of the five main groups:

  • Bread and cereals
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Milk and dairy products

If we bite between meals, it is important to eat foods that do not contain excess free sugars as they are the most harmful to our teeth. Instead, we will choose nutritious foods, such as cheese, nuts, raw vegetables or fruit.

Do oral products contain milk Laboratorios KINderivatives (lactose, cow's milk protein or derivatives)?

With the exception of Whitekin whitening treatment, Laboratorios KIN oral care products, including those for infant and junior consumers, do not contain milk or any dairy derivatives.

Are oral products Laboratorios KIN suitable for use during pregnancy?

Yes, toothpastes and mouthwashes can generally be used without any problem during pregnancy, provided that they are used for their intended purpose and in accordance with the mode of use described on their labels.

In this sense, GingiKIN B5 toothpaste and Mouthwash are highly recommended for gingival maintenance and prevention of oral problems during pregnancy. In any case, during pregnancy, you should always consult your doctor or dentist for a better follow-up of the treatment.

When can I get my teeth whitened?

The loss of the natural colour due to age, the yellow colour due to bad habits such as smoking, the dark colour of the teeth, the change in stain due to specific pathologies unrelated to oral hygiene or eating habits are some of the reasons that make it advisable to undergo a dental whitening.

We should never do a dental whitening treatment, such as the use of a whitening toothpaste, without first consulting a dentist, especially in children under 12 years of age, if they are pregnant or suffer from cavities or other oral pathology.

Do oral products Laboratorios KIN contain gluten?

No. Laboratorios KINGluten-free oral products are available, so coeliacs can use them with peace of mind.

What is the best way to take care of our teeth?

The key to maintaining healthy teeth throughout adulthood and avoiding dental pain or treatment in the future is proper oral hygiene, which should include

  • Brush your teeth three times a day, after every meal - a must before going to bed and after getting up in the morning, and always with a toothpaste with fluoride.
  • The use of interdental brushes or dental floss after brushing daily helps to remove plaque and the subsequent appearance of tartar.
  • Use Mouthwashafter each brushing. Mouthwashes are an important aid in maintaining good oral health and avoiding pathologies and infections, as well as minimizing problems such as halitosis or bad breath, which affect a significant part of the population.
Do you Laboratorios KIN conduct animal testing?

No. Fortunately, the European legislative environment prohibits the use of animals in safety and efficacy studies of cosmetic products, as well as of their ingredients.

The evaluation of the safety and efficacy of current and developing products from Laboratorios KIN, is carried out using alternative methods to the use of animals.

What does "0% Alcohol" mean on product labels?

The "0% Alcohol" legend on the labels of some products, such as alcohol-free PerioKINMouthwash, indicates that these products have not been formulated with ethanol (ethyl alcohol).

Are the products Laboratorios KIN suitable for diabetics?

Oral products do Laboratorios KINnot contain sugar, so their accidental ingestion would not have any impact on diabetic consumers.

Do the products contain Laboratorios KINingredients of animal origin?

No. The products are Laboratorios KIN not formulated with animal ingredients, so they can be consumed with complete peace of mind by vegans or vegetarians.

Why do oral products Laboratorios KINcontain parabens?

Products for application in the oral cavity must be safe and under no circumstances may they present microbiological contamination. With these premises, it Laboratorios KINconsiders parabens as the ideal preservatives due to their proven efficacy and their long history of safety and innocuousness. That is why it adds them to its products with the aim of preventing the development of pathogenic microorganisms with the consequent potential risk for the consumer.

No other substances with the same safety profile and comparable preservative efficacy to parabens are currently available.

Beyond certain commercial criteria which, in a tendentious way and in breach of the Community regulationsvalid*, lead to the labelling of many products as "without parabens" with the intention of implying that they are harmful or artificial ingredients, the truth is that parabens are very safe and are naturally found in barley, strawberries, peaches and carrots among other foods.

* Regulation (EU) No. 655/2013 on common criteria for claims used in cosmetic products