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Mouth guards are like sponges that soak up germs... Dr. Thomas Glass

Prof. Emeritus OSU & Exec. Board, Soluria
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About Us

2021

From our CEO & Founder

Thank you for visiting our website. The vision for Soluria™ is driven by sound science and technology with the objective to provide our customers with safe and effective products for improved oral wellness. If you have any questions do contact us.

Dennis Hanlon
2016

Founding Principal

Our inspiration was born from a simple recommendation by Dr. Thomas Glass some years ago…”develop sanitation methods for protective athletic mouth guards.”

We did just that and much more. A quick, easy, and a peace-of-mind solution for anyone inserting an oral device into their mouth.

Bacteria found in mouthguard

SOLURIA™​

Science & Technology

Soluria Naples OfficeSoluria™ is a company focused on the development of innovative products containing novel technologies that provide robust solutions for oral wellness. In pursuing its first opportunity, the company utilized a combination of business modeling and technology expertise to seek out, develop and evaluate a unique technology to solve issues that could compromise the health of users of removable oral devices, including athletes engaged in sports activities and patients undergoing orthodontic care.

Soluria’s initial product, Smilesaver™, is a convenient, safe and effective, easy-to-use cleansing and freshening spray for the removal of bacteria and associated “gunk” that builds up during use or during storage on removable oral devices, such as orthodontic aligners and athletic mouth guards. It is formulated without sugar, artificial ingredients, alcohol, or peroxides. The ingredients in the product are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and the product contains natural flavors. Smilesaver™ has been scientifically tested in laboratory studies and has been shown to reduce bacteria by up to 99.9% in just 60 seconds. By reducing “hidden” bacteria on these devices, Smilesaver™ can play a significant role in maintaining good oral hygiene and, like hand sanitizer, provides an easily accessible way to minimize bacteria on oral devices used in the mouth. As consumers have become more cognizant of their health than ever, this product is expected to remain relevant long into the future.

Bacteria adhere to removable oral devices, such as clear aligners and dentures, during usage as they remain in place in the mouth for most of the day.

These bacteria replicate rapidly to form biofilms comprising multiple species found within the normal oral microbiome. Biofilms also build up on oral devices, such as sports mouth guards, worn for shorter periods of time, however, these biofilms comprise a combination of oral bacteria and non-oral species derived from mouth guard storage containers, sports bags and other items with which they come in contact. If biofilms remain on devices between usage occasions, they can create issues for their users which range from compromised device aesthetics to undesirable taste and odor. Thus, the buildup of bacterial biofilm on removable oral devices can negatively impact user’s compliance to their use. In addition, they may increase the risk of bacteria-related diseases and conditions in the mouth and, perhaps, elsewhere in the body.

Research-lab

Smilesaver™ has been subject to a number of scientific studies. Firstly, it has been shown to be stable at room temperature when stored for periods of 2 years and longer. Secondly, it has been proven to be effectively self-preserved, as it was shown to resist contamination by bacteria, fungi, and yeast once the product was opened for use. Together, the stability and self-preservation data support Soluria’s 2-year freshness guarantee. Thirdly, Smilesaver™ has been evaluated in consumer studies and has been found to quickly and easily reduce bad taste and offensive odor. Fourthly, it has also been tested in laboratory studies and is proven to reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Together, the benefits of bad taste and odor elimination and reduction in bacteria help users to better comply with device usage instructions and improve their overall wellness. 

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OSU Scientist (Dr. Thomas Glass) finds mold and bacteria that causes illness and poses health threats to athletes.

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