Frequently Asked Questions
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All of our lozenges are formulated with specific needs of the end user benefits in mind. While many ingredients are shared between many of our products, they are specifically formulated to achieve desired results. For ingredients refer to the Ingredient List for each of our products.
No. Our lozenges are perfectly safe for daily use and they do not stain your teeth.
In most cases 1 to 2 lozenges per day, after meals or snacks, along with regular brushing and flossing, will be sufficient to maintain good oral care. Salese users may require more based on their individual symptoms.
Due to the small size of the lozenge it may present a choking hazard for small children. Please, use all necessary precautions and keep the lozenges away from small children. For older children the lozenges are safe to use.
All ingredients in our lozenges are FDA approved as food items and are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). We are not aware of any contra-indications or necessary precautions that should be taken. If you think you are having any negative effect, discontinue using the lozenges immediately and consult with your physician.
Although the lozenge is designed to rest in the mouth, it is perfectly safe to bite or chew the lozenge. The ingredients will be released in a very short period of time and you may notice a sudden burst of flavor in the mouth.
In some cases the lozenge may start to break apart towards the end of the usage time. You may chew, swallow or spit the pieces out. All of the ingredients in our lozenges are FDA approved as food items and are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). Please note, that lozenges breaking apart is not a product defect, but can happen when the structure of the lozenge wears thin.
Unlike toothpaste or mouth rinse, the lozenges release the beneficial ingredients over an extended period of time. As a result, they kill more plaque or bad breath bacteria.
As the lozenge is moved around in the mouth the beneficial ingredients are released. The more frequently the lozenge is moved around the more rapid the ingredients are released. Conversely, the less the lozenge is moved around the slower the ingredients are released.
The lozenges are designed to last about an hour. Based on how frequently the lozenge is moved around in the mouth it may last a little longer or shorter. Anything plus or minus 15 minutes is still considered to be optimal.
Since Salese is designed to last an hour or longer in the mouth, allow the lozenge to slowly dissolve in the mouth. DO NOT CHEW to prevent an hour of ingredients to be released quickly. Since Salese is not a candy tablet, if the lozenge is accidently chewed, the remnants of the lozenge become pieces in the mouth which can be swallowed or discarded. The sensation of allowing the lozenge to slowly dissolve is much better.
In a report by Delgado et.al., College of Dentistry, University of Florida, use of lozenges or tablets by ACT, TheraBreath, Med Active, Hagar Pharma, Smart Mouth, DenTek, CVS RiteAid, and Cotton Mouth, resulted in causing an acidic pH in the mouth. Dentin tooth loss is associated with high titratable acidity and low pH. Salese was the clear exception that did not cause an acidic condition in the mouth.
See the full report:
Potential Erosive Assessment of Dry Mouth Lozenges and Tablets on Dentin