Frequently asked questions

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about Denta, please contact us.

It helps to prevent dental caries and to reduce plaque formation. Xylitol-containing products have also been shown to increase salivary flow, which helps people with dry mouth.

If you are using  Denta-Rinse anti-caries 0.05% sodium fluoride (NaF) , neutral pH and alcohol free, it should be used once a day. If you are using  Denta-Rinse anti-caries 0.2% sodium fluoride (NaF), it should be used once a week. Read the label of the Denta-Rinse bottle carefully to determine which formulation you have been prescribed.

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener that helps to prevent dental caries and to reduce plaque formation. Click here for more information.

Xylitol is safe in the amounts found in foods, chewing gum and dental rinses. However, xylitol has been shown to cause diarrhea and intestinal gas in some people. It is considered safe in amounts up to 20 grams per day.

In order to help your kids form good oral care habits, it is important to use a mouthwash. Denta-Rinse 0.05%, neutral pH and alcohol free, contains xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener that helps to prevent dental caries and reduce plaque formation. Unlike sugar, xylitol is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. Children of 6 years and older simply need to take 10 ml of rinse once a day and rinse mouth vigorously around and between the teeth for 1 minute and then spit out. Less cavities, everyone is happy!

Dry mouth is mainly due to polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications at the same time). Antihistamines, antidepressants, decongestants, analgesics, diuretics, high blood pressure medications are all types of medications that will often produce dry mouth.

While the use of medication is the most common cause of dry mouth, it is not the only cause. Dry mouth is also associated with various diseases and medical treatments. It also frequently affects those who have been treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatments. Our Denta-Gum & Denta-Mint, made with xylitol, stimulate saliva production to relieve dryness of the mouth.

There are many oral conditions related to dry mouth. The most common are increase in tooth decay, xerostomia, mouth infections and bad breath.

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