A dentist from Belgium wants to revolutionize dental treatment by inventing cannabis toothpaste.
Dr. Veronica Stahl, a dentist from the Belgian city of Mortsel, developed a toothpaste called Cannabite Lifelong. The product contains cannabis extracts, which has very good medicinal properties.
Dr. Stahl points out that cannabis is antibacterial and can fight dental plaque. There is also evidence that cannabis extracts can treat chronic pain in adults safely.
Because of this ingredient, the toothpaste claims to have a painkilling effect and the ability to alleviate toothache. Cannabite Lifelong can also treat pain from root canal surgery.
Dr. Stahl actually came from Israel and has license to practice in the UK. She has 23 years’ experience in the field of dentistry.
According to her, products that take advantage of the healing properties of cannabinoids (the active ingredients found in cannabis) have the potential to help millions of patients keep and maintain their own natural teeth despite cavities, gum disease, and other ailments affecting soft tissues.
She explains that their dental solutions are built on emerging medical research and rely on the cannabis plant’s natural extracts with healing properties, as well as on the endocannabinoid system of the human body.
The endocannabinoid system is made up of endocannabinoids and neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. This biological system plays an important role in homeostasis and helps maintain balance and regulate various physiological and cognitive processes, including pain perception, temperature, inflammation, mood, appetite, fertility, bone growth, stress management, memory, and a bunch of other functions.
You can learn more about the relationship between cannabis and the endocannabinoid system here.
Dr. Stahl further points out there is a stigma and a misunderstanding among the public with regard to the therapeutic applications of cannabis.
She clarifies that they did not use tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in making their toothpaste. THC is the main psychoactive component of cannabis that gives users the high.
According to her, Cannabite is absolutely not recreational and what they are doing is not just mixing weed into a toothpaste. Cannabis, she says, has very good medical properties and she is sure that they can continue with research to help develop healing processes.
She cites as an example a root canal treatment, where the nerve is amputated. However, the procedure does not cure the nerve. That is why they want to introduce a revolutionary breakthrough in the field because there is a way to cure and maintain the nerve.
Dr. Stahl expects Cannabite toothpaste and other cannabis dental products to be available in the European market within the next few years.
There is now a wide variety of products in the market that contain cannabis extracts and that are targeted to treat specific medical conditions and symptoms. Of course, there are dried cannabis buds and vaping oils and liquids that patients use to alleviate chronic pain or symptoms of cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, anxiety, and a host of other qualified conditions. And for those who prefer not to smoke or inhale cannabis, there are topical products like balms, lotions, and ointments. There are also nasal sprays, tinctures, capsules, and other edibles — like butter, gummies, chocolates, and cookies — infused with cannabis extracts. The latest cannabis products to be developed are patches, gums, suppositories, and sublingual tablets. This is the first time we have heard of cannabis toothpaste.
Needless to say, cannabis toothpaste represents a new method of application for cannabis. And we can only hope that people with various dental issues from across the globe will be given the chance to try it, regardless of whether they are in countries and geological locations where medical cannabis is legal.