Does OraSoothe affect healing of my mouth?
Yes. OraSoothe provides an environment that is conducive to optimal healing. It is very gentle to oral tissues, unlike most other products used for mouth ulcers, and will not slow the healing process. In fact, OraSoothe contains nutrients that are used by cells involved in wound healing. Studies have shown that wounds that contain a high concentration of these nutrients can heal at an optimal rate.
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.
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.
What adverse effects can be expected from use of OraSoothe?
There are no known adverse effects associated with use of OraSoothe.
How should OraSoothe be stored?
Store at room temperature or below. Refrigeration recommended, but not required.
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.
Is OraSoothe safe when swallowed?
Yes. It is comprised solely of food ingredients and is 100% safe when swallowed.
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.
Does the use of other oral products such as mouthwash and toothpaste 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.
Is OraSoothe safe for children?
OraSoothe is composed of 100% food ingredients and is extremely safe for patients of all ages.
The product can sting/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.
What ingredients are in OraSoothe?
The gel contains all natural mannose polysaccharides, xylitol, and oil from cinnamon, clove, wintergreen, and thyme.
How does OraSoothe work?
First, swishing the gel creates an ultra-thin film that protects the mouth from further irritation and contamination. Second, the negatively-charged gel binds the positively-charged sodium. This prevents the pain signal from being transmitted to the brain.
OraSoothe does not numb the mouth like topical anesthetics (benzocaine, lidocaine, etc.) Unlike these drugs, OraSoothe is not absorbed into tissues and does not alter cell physiology.
Could any of the ingredients in OraSoothe cause allergies?
OraSoothe does not contain ingredients that commonly cause allergies. OraSoothe does not 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.