GUM: Healthy Gums. Healthy Life™
Sunstar’s flagship oral-care brand, GUM®, is the first comprehensive line of products specifically designed to prevent the causes, and not merely the symptoms, of periodontal diseases — a disease reported to affect around 70% of the world’s population. Understanding the mechanisms and major causes of periodontal diseases, Sunstar has been developing new “state of the art” products to combat the adverse effects of periodontal disease and its impact on wellbeing. This is being accomplished through Sunstar's traditionally close relationship with the world’s leading scientists and academics in the field.
In recent years, studies have shown that oral bacteria can enter the blood stream and travel throughout the body. Bodily response to the bacteria, including generation of cytokines and inflammation, can lead to serious health problems, such as increased risk for cardiovascular disease, aggravation of diabetes, pneumonia and other respiratory diseases, stroke and even adverse pregnancy outcomes, through a “chain reaction”.
With more than 80 years of dental experience, GUM has developed specific oral care products to help prevent this “chain reaction” from starting in the mouth and realize its Healthy Gums, Healthy Life mission.