Frequently asked questions... and answers.
Daily Dental Care’s lozenges aren’t your average dental care product. Below are some additional questions our customers often ask.
What products does Daily Dental Care offer?
Our initial product we are bringing to market is our oral care lozenge. 90 count bottles are available in fresh mint flavor and will soon be available in other flavors by the end of 2017.
How do I take Daily Dental Care's lozenges?
We recommend taking at least 1 lozenge 3 times a day; morning, afternoon, and evening after brushing teeth. You’re also welcome to take them after consuming acidic or sugary foods as desired, just like you would a breath mint. Sugary foods and beverages are the biggest culprit to good oral health because oral microbes love to convert sugar to tooth plaque and acid.
- The lozenge is most effective when allowed to slowly dissolve on your tongue so that it can coat your mouth with the active ingredients, which tame the bacteria embedded in oral biofilms (plaque).
- pH levels can change with each meal, snack or drink. Re-establish your neutral saliva acidity by using after each meal or snack.
- Saliva production decreases with age, as well as while sleeping, leaving your mouth unprotected. Protect your teeth and improve your morning breath by taking a lozenge before bedtime (after brushing teeth).
NOTE: Although the ingredients in our lozenges are naturally safe and nontoxic, we recommend taking no more than 15 per day if you’re sensitive to mint or sugar alcohol.
How are the lozenges different than other oral care products?
They are a unique approach to oral care. A few of the differentiating characteristics are:
- They contain a blend of bioactive, nontoxic, consumable ingredients that effectively regulate oral bacterial growth.
- They have the ability to selectively target harmful oral bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans (cavities), Staphylococcus aureus, P. gingivalis, T. denticola, and T. forsythia (gum disease), while allowing Lactobacillus, and other health-promoting “guardian” bacteria relatively unharmed.
- They are an affordable daily oral care product intended to supplement your existing dental hygiene routine.
- They do NOT contain xylitol, which is a single-molecule solution (sugar alcohol) that bacteria have learned how to metabolize. Bacteria are intelligent machines that have survived for billions of years because of their ability to adapt to their environment, hence the antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains that are now prevalent today and causing a major health crisis. What makes the ingredients in our lozenges different and more effective is due to the two-pronged molecular approach, which bacteria can’t, and most likely will never be able to design around.
- Please refer to the table on the left for a comparison chart of DDC vs. other oral care products and ingredients.
What is in the lozenges?
Daily Dental Care lozenges contain a proprietary blend of vitamins, soluble fibers, sugar-free sweeteners (manitol, sorbitol, and stevia), acid neutralizers, and natural flavoring. All ingredients are regarded as safe, having over 40 years of safety testing and data for intended use in foods.
Key features: Sugar free, preservative free, naturally safe, nontoxic, responsibly-sourced, and rapid-melt.
- Daily Dental Care lozenges are a supplemental oral care product and are not intended to replace daily dental hygiene practices.
- This product contains sugar alcohols and mint. Excessive consumption may result in gastrointestinal discomfort.
- These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Product is manufactured in the U.S.A.
Are they safe to swallow?
Yes. They can be consumed like any other lozenge or mint. They contain GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe), naturally safe and non-toxic ingredients.
The lozenges are designed to rapidly dissolve in your mouth over 1-2 minutes. When the tablet dissolves, it releases the bioactive ingredients that coat all mouth surfaces containing harmful oral bacteria associated with cavities, gum disease and bad breath.
Can the lozenges replace the need to brush and floss your teeth?
This product is not intended to replace brushing and flossing teeth, however, they can be used when those activities are inconvenient during the day. They were designed to be an easy-to-use solution for people who aren’t able to effectively brush their teeth more than twice a day.
We recommend taking no less than 3 but no more than 15 per day. Allow at least 1 lozenge to dissolve in your mouth in the morning, after lunch, and before bedtime (always after brushing teeth whenever possible).
What is the science behind them?
Daily Dental Care lozenges contain the Dentevia formula, which uses a two-pronged approach to manage the behavior of bacteria in a biofilm by leveraging their reliance on sugar as a main nutrient source. First, a sugar-decoy molecule is introduced to the oral environment, which blocks sugar receptors and plaque-making enzymes, ultimately starving the pathogens and leading to plaque breakdown. Then, a second molecule is introduced which turns on protein metabolism in health-promoting “guardian” bacteria, allowing them to survive and naturally out-compete pathogens in a biofilm. This approach has proved to be a fast, safe, and effective means of addressing problematic oral bacteria.
How can I tell if they're working for me?
The duration of effectiveness is person-dependent, since our mouths and lifestyles are unique to ourselves. We have observed that a single lozenge can offer between 1 to 3 hours of pH balancing, health-promoting activity in children and adults. Of course, the benefits last until you consume your next meal or beverage.
Customers have reported a decrease in tooth sensitivity, improved pocket depths, and shorter cleaning time (meaning less tarter build-up) as a result of using the lozenges regularly. We encourage you to engage your dental hygienist when you begin taking the lozenges to help monitor the positive change in your oral health as a result!