Oral Rinse to Reduce Metallic Taste
A metallic taste in the mouth is a type of taste disorder known medically as dysgeusia. This unpleasant taste can develop suddenly or over longer periods of time. Many things can affect this complex system of taste sensing and, in turn, cause a metallic taste in the mouth. In order to comfort dysgeusia, we have formulated first of its kind oral rinse, MetaQil®. It reduces metallic taste and cools the mouth. MetaQil contains GRAS-listed ingredients such as monk fruit extract, essential oils, cooling agents and xylitol.
Innovative Oral Spray
to Alleviate Dry Mouth
Lubricity® is a unique saliva substitute that provides a lubricated and moist feeling for up to 4 hours when used as directed. It helps relieve the symptoms of dry mouth (xerostomia) in and around the oral cavity. Lubricity’s formula contains hyaluronan which is known as nature’s lubricant and functions like natural saliva. In a clinical study, nearly 70% of participants preferred Lubricity over their current dry mouth product. Lubricity comes in a convenient and leak-proof 2-oz bottle which provides 30-day supply of the product.
Oral Rinse Designed
to Enhance Alertness
Swish4™ is a science-driven oral rinse designed to enhance alertness, freshen breath, cool your mouth, and maintain endurance in less than 4 minutes. Swish4™ is designed for those who need help maintaining their focus. When Swish4™ is used, it is naturally absorbed into the mouth, allowing it to work quickly. Swish4™ can be used after a meal, before an important meeting, while studying, or before a light workout, to freshen breath and maintain alertness.
Innovative Low-Temperature Gas Plasma Sterilizer
GloTran ™ is a new and unique low-temperature gas plasma cleaner and disinfector. This product is ideal for fast and convenient treatment of hard surfaces, including common plastic, elastomeric, metallic, ceramic, and many more materials for consumer use.
Advanced Air Sterilization Device
SteriSpace functions by moving large masses of air into a compressor. A mechanical blower compresses and moves the contaminated air. It rapidly compresses the flowing air stream and packs the air into a small volume chamber using a positive displacement pump. The rapid compression causes intense heating of the pathogen laden air, producing internal treatment temperatures in the range of 240 °C (464 °F). The result is the consistent incineration-killing of all airborne biological contaminants contained in the air stream.
Diabetes-Related Dry Mouth
Diabetes has long been associated with oral manifestations. Many research reports throughout the world have sought to clarify the importance of diabetes as a risk factor for oral conditions. Several studies have shown correlations between diabetes and periodontal disease. An increased incidence of dental caries in association with poorly controlled diabetes has also been reported. Xerostomia (dry mouth) has been reported to be a common complaint of patients with diabetes. Without adequate saliva production, both hard and soft tissues of the mouth can be severely damaged and become more susceptible to infection. Xerostomia is an uncomfortable condition that can lead to dental caries, changes in the oral mucosa, e.g. candidal infections, impairment of taste and burning mouth. Diabetes mellitus has been consistently reported to alter salivary gland function through same mechanisms as in cardiovascular or renal diabetic complications: autonomic neuropathies, microvascular changes, underlined by oxidative stress. The influence of dysfunctional autonomic nervous system in non-insulin-dependent diabetes patients was indicated by correlation between stimulated saliva secretion and different heart conditions. The condition is not inconsequential and impacts the quality of life.
A Product to Alleviate Dry Mouth
Induced by Sleep Apnea
During routine clinical practice, it is observed that patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often reported waking up with dry mouth during the night or in the morning. As patients with OSA spend most of their sleep time desperately seeking for air, it is not surprising that they wake up with a dry mouth, as the instinctive physiological response is to open the mouth to allow as much air in as possible. Saliva has important functions in protecting the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity from acids and pathogenic microbes. Also contributory to the oral dryness may be that the amount of saliva production is maximum in the morning and diminishes dramatically during sleep. However, dry mouth upon awakening is not classically included in the key diagnostic signs and symptoms of OSA. There is an urgent need for an oral care product to make these patients more comfortable.
Moisturizing Spray to Solve Articulation Difficulties in Invisalign® Treatment
Speech production can be affected by any osseous, muscular, dental, or soft tissue deformity or by any device that impairs the movement or appearance of the speech sound articulators. The effects of orthodontic appliances on speech have been extensively studied. Invisalign® was introduced by Align Technologies to orthodontists in 2000 as a cosmetic alternative to conventional braces. It is a system of transparent, custom trays combined with composite tooth attachments that work together to move teeth. From its conception, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular and capable approach to addressing malocclusions. As the utility of Invisalign expands, the importance of addressing any possible side effect of it also becomes crucial. One common concern of those undergoing Invisalign treatment is the development of impairment in speech production upon Invisalign tray delivery.
Vaginal Dryness Relief
Estrogen levels decline during the menopause transition and after the menopause. One of the consequences of this normal decline in estrogen is vaginal atrophy, which in many women causes symptoms of dryness, lack of lubrication and pain with intercourse (dyspareunia). Vaginal dryness may also develop in premenopausal women in response to other conditions and medications such as chemotherapy and estrogen antagonists used in the treatment for cancer, infertility, endometriosis; radiation therapy to the pelvis; and other conditions that cause hypothalamic suppression of the ovaries, such as stress due to depression or eating disorders. Vaginal dryness may also be a consequence of breastfeeding and some birth control medications. Other than medical conditions, certain medicines, smoking, tampons, and condoms may also cause or worsen vaginal dryness. In addition to the above factors, the vagina can also become further irritated due to allergens from soaps, laundry detergents, lotions, perfumes, or douches. For many women, these symptoms are very bothersome and contribute to a decreased quality of life, especially when associated with dyspareunia which may lead to sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. Development of an effective, non-hormonal options for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy are needed to restore normal function and improved quality of life.
Innovative Skin Moisturizer
Dry skin is not only caused by the hereditary factors but also by reduction of age-related decrease in intracellular lipid and naturally moisturizing factors. In addition, the disturbance of the skin barrier by extrinsic stimuli such as a sudden change in the weather and contact with chemical agents also induces dry skin . Individuals with dry skin experience itching because the sensory nerves in the lower layer of the skin are directly subjected to the external stimuli by the collapsing skin barrier function. If one is prone to develop atopic dermatitis, excessive dryness can lead to activation of the disease, causing redness, cracking and inflammation. Dry skin may crack, allowing bacteria to enter, causing infections. Dry skin causes discomfort associated with tight and dry skin.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a linear glycosaminoglycan, is a major component of the extracellular matrix. HA exists in all vertebrates and in parts of microorganisms. In particular, more than 50% of total body HA is present in the skin of all vertebrates. HA has a significant effect on water activity and flow resistance, giving tissue compartments that contain HA elastic properties and serves as the major non-protein component of joint synovial fluid. In the dermis, HA is responsible for regulating water balance and maintaining the cell structure by utilizing its high water retention and viscosity. These facts suggest that HA is an important substance that maintains a healthy skin. Cross-linking due to the molecule’s specific configuration has been said to give HA solutions their viscoelastic properties. This makes hyaluronic acid an ideal substance for dry skin treatment.