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Most frequent questions and answers to our products

  • Why do I need to clean my mouth device with Smilesaver™ Spray or Guard Health™ Spray?

    Our spray products protect against common bacteria, such as Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes, as well as yeast, Candida albicans, and molds, Aspergillus brasiliensis and Aspergillus niger.

  • Why is protection against bacteria necessary?

    It is necessary to protect against potentially harmful bacteria that can build up on the surface of removable oral appliances, such as clear aligners, retainers, night guards and sports mouth guards. Our research has indicated that bacteria build has caused systemic diseases with consequences for overall health.

  • Do the products taste good?

    Smilesaver™ Spray is available in a great tasting natural spearmint flavor to suit the needs of orthodontic users. Guard Health™ has a pleasant burst of mint flavor that athletes and sport enthusiasts really enjoy.

  • What lab data do you have to indicate that Smilesaver™ and Guard Health™ work and how long does it work?

    Soluria™ has microbiological data that show that these products reduce bacteria by up to 99.9% after 1 and 3 minutes of treatment. If your device is in contact with the product for longer periods, the products will continue to work.

  • Why are Smilesaver™ Spray and Guard Health™ Spray better than other oral device cleaners?

    Guard Health™ is the only available mouth guard cleansing and freshening spray that has naturally derived ingredients that the FDA has designated as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). The same is true for Smilesaver™.

  • How often can I use the spray on the device?

    Use it as often as needed. Any time you wear or remove your oral device. 

  • What happens if I swallow the solution?

    If you swallow some of the spray solution after spraying your appliance, you'll be fine. This is safe to ingest based upon the FDA’s safety classification of the contents as GRAS. The body will readily metabolize the ingredients in the Soluria™ sprays. These have been extensively tested, passing all toxicology studies and, thus, has been found to be safe and effective.

  • Are there any potential side effects from using Soluria's™ cleansing and freshening sprays for cleaning removable dental appliances or mouth guards?

    None. All ingredients in the formulations are present at levels well below anything that might potentially lead to toxicity. The ingredients are widely used in foods and cosmetics. When used in Soluria™ products, as intended, they are free from any reported adverse effects.

  • What is Xylitol and is Xylitol safe?

    Xylitol is as sweet as sugar, but with 33% less calories. Cavity-causing bacteria ferment sugar forming acids which demineralize tooth enamel which can lead to cavities. However, they do not ferment xylitol, so it is an effective sweetener which is safe to the teeth. Xylitol can also prevent bacterial adhesion to the tooth surfaces, preventing biofilm formation and so it can be beneficial to dental health: chewing gum with xylitol and toothpastes with xylitol have been clinically proven to reduce cavities by reducing demineralization and increase re-mineralization of weakened tooth enamel.

    Xylitol has no after taste and is safe for diabetics and individuals with hyperglycemia.

    Xylitol has no known toxicity or carcinogenicity and is considered GRAS by FDA. Xylitol has also been approved as a food additive for foods for individuals with special dietary needs.

  • Is Xylitol present in both Smilesaver™ and Guard Health™ cleansing and freshening sprays?  Isn't that dangerous for dogs?

    Yes. One of these GRAS ingredients, xylitol, is a natural sweetener and potential anticavity benefit agent. This ingredient is very safe for human use. However, there have been reports that dogs have inadvertently ingested xylitol because they have consumed so-called "sugar free" products containing xylitol, such as chewing gum and breath mints, baked goods, chewable vitamins, cough syrup and so on, and they have become sick as a result of excessive exposure to this ingredient. 
     
    Sickness occurs in dogs, but not humans, because xylitol is more quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, where it may result in a potent release of insulin from the pancreas. In turn, this rapid release of insulin may result in a rapid and profound decrease in the level of blood sugar (hypoglycemia), an effect that can occur within 10 to 60 minutes of eating the xylitol. Untreated, this hypoglycemia can quickly become life-threatening, In the event that exposure is suspected or symptoms occur, such as vomiting, weakness, staggering, collapse and seizures, your dog should immediately be seen by a veterinarian.
     
    Fortunately, dog owners know or quickly learn that many foods that are commonly eaten by humans, such as onions and garlic, chocolate, avocados, grapes and raisins, milk and cheese, macademia nuts, and mushrooms, are harmful to their dogs and should not be left anywhere that might lead to their dog eating them and becoming sick. Xylitol falls into the same category! Dog owners are safe to use products containing xylitol, but they should ensure that they are kept in a safe place away from their dogs.
     
    It is interesting to note that other pets, such as cats and ferrets are not typically affected like dogs. 
     

  • Where do you produce Smilesaver™ and Guard Health™ sprays?

    Our products are made in the USA. The manufacturing facility is ISO certified and Kosher certified. It is FDA approved and adheres to ISO manufacturing standards.

  • Are these products approved?

    The sprays contain only FDA approved GRAS ingredients and are simply intended to clean and freshen removable dental appliances and mouth guards. They are not products delivering therapeutic effects in or to the mouth and so there is no “drug” approval process. The main ingredient has the ability to both clean and reduce bacteria, fungi, and molds. It is widely approved for use in food and cosmetic products on a global basis.

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