MAXI/GUARD® Oral Cleansing Formula
An Inexpensive, All-Natural Solution to Oral Health
by: Addison Bio Labs
MAXI/GUARD® Oral Cleansing Formula – Veterinary dentistry’s most effective oral cleanser and freshener for dogs, cats, horses, and exotics in a user-friendly spray. MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula offers the compound, zinc ascorbate/taurine. The product is natural, safe for daily use, inexpensive, and is well tolerated with its acceptable taste. Works without brushing. Packaged in a 4-ounce spray bottle.
How Does It Work?
Dr. Peter Emily explains in his science summary, “Zinc Ascorbate Cysteine – How Does it Work?” in Pet Veterinarian magazine that the sulfur amino acid chelates with malodorous sulfur compounds and oxidizes volatile fatty acids in the mouth. This provides a rapid (after 30 seconds) reduction of halitosis.” Dr. Emily further explains that “Zinc ascorbate stimulates collagen production. Basically, collagen stimulation is the repair process of tissue.”
Prevention and Maintenance
You can virtually assure yourself of your pet’s good oral health if you will follow these suggestions: regular checkups and scalings (removal of plaque and calculus) by your pet’s veterinarian; periodic checks of the pet’s mouth for bad breath and discolored, inflamed gums; a diet which generally avoids sweet or soft, sticky foods; and daily use of a natural oral cleansing compound such as MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula.
Regular visits to the family veterinarian provide you with the best guarantee that your pet’s health is sound. However, you can supplement these visits with self-examinations of your pet’s mouth and regular use of MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula.
MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula may be applied to large dogs directly from the spray applicator. Spray gums above the back molars on each side of the mouth. Smaller pets, especially cats, may require the spray to be first applied onto a swab or gauze pad and then apply to outside of pet’s back molar teeth and gums. A natural cleansing action will distribute product to remote areas. Use daily for best results.
In Clinic Use Post Prophy / Post Surgery
Pets that Accept Spray Application
Advanced Periodontal Cases
MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula’s zinc ascorbate/sulfur amino acid formulation has been in veterinary dentistry use for over 20 years without incident. Laboratory evaluations demonstrate that dosing twice per day at the recommended small volume, will deliver considerably less zinc intake than recognized toxic levels or even the required daily intake from the diet. Natural oral compounds like zinc ascorbate/taurine are generally recognized as the safest approach to oral care, especially in animals where the product is ingested.
Many home care dental products contain chlorhexidine. Published veterinary dental research has demonstrated that regular chlorhexidine use can increase the rate of mineralization plaque (calculus formation), stain the teeth brown, and decrease the patient’s sense of taste. MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing Formula does not contain chlorhexidine and does not have these side effects.