1. What ingredients are in OraSoothe?
The gel contains all natural mannose polysaccharides, xylitol, and oil from clove, wintergreen, and thyme.
2. How does OraSoothe work?
First, the gel adheres to oral tissues and forms an ultra-thin film that helps protect injured tissues from further irritation and contamination. Second, the gel matrix binds the positive sodium ions lining the outside of the nerve cells at the site of injury, preventing their entry into the nerve cells. Thus, the initial step in the generation of nerve impulses is inhibited.
OraSoothe does not numb tissues as do benzocaine, lidocaine and other topical anaesthetics. These small drug molecules are absorbed into the tissues where they paralyze the nerve cell and cause the characteristic numb sensation identified with anaesthetics. OraSoothe, however, prevents transmission of pain signals by working outside the nerve cell. It is not absorbed into tissues nor does it alter cell physiology as do drugs.
3. Has the FDA approved OraSoothe?
Yes. FDA has approved OraSoothe and authorized all the claims listed on the label. Also, FDA routinely audits our manufacturing facility to ensure that we are marketing under their good manufacturing practices (GMPs).
4. Could any of the ingredients in OraSoothe cause allergies?
OraSoothe does not contain ingredients that commonly cause allergies. FDA required no warnings on the label as must be included for products that contain wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, etc. However, people can have allergies to other food ingredients. Discontinue use of OraSoothe if you think you are having a reaction.
5. The product can burn a little when first applied. Is that a bad sign?
Just as some spices, citric acids, etc., can feel “hot” to oral tissues, OraSoothe may produce a mild, hot sensation in some individuals upon first application. The gel does not harm the tissues as other products do that contain alcohol or other harsh ingredients, and this sensation quickly dissipates.
6. Is OraSoothe safe for children?
OraSoothe is composed of 100% food ingredients and is extremely safe for patients of all ages.
7. Does the use of other oral products such as mouthwash and tooth paste affect the performance of OraSoothe?
OraSoothe will eventually wash off of the affected area. OraSoothe will need to be reapplied after eating, drinking, toothbrushing or rinsing.
8. How often can OraSoothe be reapplied?
There is no limit to the number of applications of OraSoothe. It can be applied as often as needed.
9. Is OraSoothe safe when swallowed?
Yes. It is comprised solely of food ingredients and is 100% safe when swallowed.
10. Are there any interactions between OraSoothe and any medications, herbs, supplements, or food?
There are no known medical conditions, medications, dietary supplements or foods that would preclude the use of OraSoothe.
11. How should OraSoothe be stored?
Store at room temperature or below. Refrigeration recommended, but not required.
12. What adverse effects can be expected from use of OraSoothe?
There are no known adverse effects associated with use of OraSoothe.
13. Does OraSoothe interfere with the taste of food?
OraSoothe has a very mild flavor. Most people report that it doesn’t interfere with their sense of taste.
14. Will OraSoothe grow bacteria and other microbes in the mouth?
No. OraSoothe passes the USP preservative challenge test. In addition, it has been tested against microbes that are involved in development of dental caries, periodontal disease and other conditions, and inhibits their growth