Oral Science Launches Fluorimax™ in Canada, the Next Generation of Fluoride Varnishes: Colophony-Free & Offering Better Fluoride Uptake than Colophony-Based Varnishes

MONTREAL, Feb. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Oral Science pursues its engagement to provide effective and innovative solutions to Canadian dental professionals by launching Fluorimax™, the next generation of fluoride varnishes: colophony-free and offering better fluoride uptake than colophony-based varnishes, a non-tacky coating, an enhanced patient experience and a lower cost. Developed and manufactured by Elevate Oral Care (Florida, USA) and containing 2.5% sodium fluoride, Fluorimax™ (NPN 80072804), will be distributed in Canada exclusively by Oral Science.

Widely used in the dental industry as a gold standard treatment for caries prevention, dental varnishes all have 5% of sodium fluoride as their medicinal ingredient. Typically, they also contain colophony, a natural resin obtained from pine or cone trees that can create allergic reactions amongst certain patients. Fluorimax™ patented technology is based on studies demonstrating that enamel has a saturation point and only a specific quantity of fluoride can be absorbed by the tooth. Instead of colophony, it contains dewaxed, food grade shellac, a thinner resin that dries seven times thinner than the standard colophony, forcing more sodium fluoride to the surface of the varnish when applied to the tooth.

"Fluorimax™ is dispensed from a 12ml bottle. There is no need for a uni-dose, so only the needed quantity is applied, which keeps the cost per application very low. For the patients, it is ideal since they will not get a tacky or stinging sensation because the formula dries to a thin coating. Additionally, no post-treatment instructions are required. Finally, there is no need to worry anymore about potential allergic reactions due to the colophony. Fluorimax™ is definitely the thinnest, most efficient, safest and comfortable varnish dental hygienists can provide their patients." said Steve Pardue, co-founder and product specialist at Elevate Oral Care.

"We are proud to offer a truly new generation of dental varnishes that significantly increases both the patients' and dental hygienists experience. We strongly believe the efficacy of there high risk caries treatment will be enhanced." commented Daniel Ménard, CEO and co-founder of Oral Science.

About Oral Science
Since it's founding more than 13 years ago, Oral Science's mission is to create optimal and more predictable clinical outcomes by creating synergies with the most efficient and evidence based in-office treatments and innovative home-care solutions for the treatment of high risk caries, oral lesions, periodontitis and xerostomia. Its innovative products include X-PUR, Curaprox, Xylimelts, Gengigel, Periostat and Cetacaine. For more information about Fluorimax and Oral Science, visit www.oralscience.com.

About Elevate Oral Care, LLC
Founded six years ago, Elevate Oral Care develops, manufactures and markets oral preventive care products for healthcare professionals and consumers. The Elevate management team consists of the former principal owners of OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by 3M Company in 2005, as well as a number of other oral care industry professionals with a combined 100 years plus experience in the oral care industry. For more information about Elevate Oral Care, visit www.elevateoralcare.com.


SOURCE Oral Science

For further information: Renaud Bélanger-Forget, Oral Science, 9575-C Ignace, Brossard, QC, Office: 1-888-442-7070 #204, Mobile: 1-514-979-2797, r.belanger-forget@oralscience.com

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