Papain is an enzyme derived from papaya fruit that has been shown to have a variety of health benefits, including improving dental health.
You may have used face masks or cleansers that include papain in the ingredients, it’s a fab addition to any skincare product that’s goal is to brighten the skin and break down dead skin cells without being abraisive.
In toothpaste formulations, papain can help to break down plaque and tartar buildup on teeth, as well as remove surface stains – just like it doesn when used on our skin.
Papain works by breaking down the proteins that make up plaque and tartar, which can help to prevent cavities and gum disease. It can also help to whiten teeth by removing surface stains, which can be caused by drinking coffee, tea, or other dark beverages.
In addition to its cleaning properties, papain has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce gum inflammation and promote healing of oral tissues. This can be particularly beneficial for people with gum disease or other oral health issues.
We use Papain in our toothpaste to improve dental health by breaking down plaque and tartar, removing surface stains, and reducing inflammation in the mouth.