Alpha Dent – toothpaste is produced without the use of artificial preservatives and is based on the Alpha-pinene, extracted from “Pestica Atlantica Kurdica ” resin. In addition to being artificial preservative free, due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties; “Alpha Dent” prevents periodontitis, gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath. It also whitens your teeth, cleans your mouth, brings about natural taste and protects the sensitive gums via its brilliant anti-inflammatory properties. “Alpha Dent” is produced for consumers who wish to have a brighter smile and use natural ingredients to have healthy teeth.
Pistacia atlantica Kurdica, is a tree that grows up to 15 meters high and is widely spread around the Zagros Mountains and particularly in Western and Northern Iran, and in Eastern and Northern Iraq, an area formerly referred to as Kurdistan. The tree is an important constituent of the natural vegetation in the area and shows a discontinuous pattern of distribution over this region.
Kurdica gum, known locally in Kurdistan as “Van”, is an exudate of P. a Kurdica that is extracted by injuring the trunk and thick branches of the tree with a specialized tool. The gum slowly exudes from the trunk and is collected by sticking a clay bowl to the trunk. The resinous exudates are collected three times over the summer.
The resin and fruit oil were historically used for a variety of medicinal purposes.