|How do I take pHossident 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.
NOTE: This product contains sugar alcohol, which can cause gastrointestinal discomfort in sensitive individuals.
|How are these lozenges different than other dental hygiene products?
They are a scientific, consumable approach to daily dental hygiene. A few of the differentiating characteristics are:
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 pHossident 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.
|What are the ingredients in pHossident lozenges?
They contain a proprietary blend of vitamin, soluble fibers, sugar-free sweeteners (manitol, sorbitol, and stevia), acid neutralizers, and natural flavoring. All ingredients are plant-derived and 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.
|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.
NOTE: The lozenges contain sugar alcohol, which can cause gastrointestinal discomfort in sensitive individuals.
|Can pHossident 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 or are particularly high-risk with regard to dental disease.
We recommend taking no less than 3 but no more than 12 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 SMMRT science behind them?
The pHossident formula uses a synergistic 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 harmful bacteria and leading to plaque breakdown. Then, a second molecule is introduced which turns on protein metabolism in health-promoting “protective” bacteria, allowing them to survive and naturally out-compete bacteria in a biofilm (plaque). This approach has been clinically-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 (oral microbiomes) 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 both children and adults. Of course, the benefits last until you consume your next meal or beverage.
Customers have reported better breath, a decrease in tooth sensitivity, less bleeding when brushing and flossing, improved pocket depths, and shorter cleaning time (meaning less tartar 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!