Questions & Answers - Dental Health and Oral Care

Oratene Brushless Oral Care

 

A: A benefit of all the Oratene® Brushless Oral Care products is they contain bio-active enzymes that boost and restore saliva's natural balance and eliminates odor causing bacteria. A pet's bad breath can be a result of several things, and it is important to visit your veterinarian for a dental examination and teeth cleaning. 

A: The patented MD2 Enzyme System makes plaque water soluble and unable to adhere to the tooth surface. Over time, the products will remove existing plaque. A veterinarian must remove the hardened calculus, known as tartar.

A: Yes, Oratene® is excellent brushless oral care for any pet of any age due to its plaque removing abilities.

A: Once or twice a day, apply a 1/2" strip between the cheek and upper gums. This is a brushless toothpaste, which means the pet's own saliva distributes the product to all parts of the mouth. If you prefer to apply with a brush, you can, but it's not necessary. 

A: Oratene® Oral Care is based on 35+ years of enzyme research and features the dual enzyme systems, LP3 and MD2. This patented formulation was formerly known as Bioténe Veterinarian Brushless Oral Care. The chemistry of this line was borne of a similar branded name, Bioténe®*, the leading product for the management of a condition called Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) in humans and adapted for use in pets.

A: Yes, however the filter MUST be taken out or it will remove the active compounds and it will plug up the filter.

A: Oratene® is safe to use on puppies and kittens. The products do not contain xylitol, alcohol, chlorhexidine or chlorine compounds. Studies have shown that dental disease begins as early has 6 months in dogs and cats. The earlier you begin dental care the better.

A: For best results, we recommend using the oral care products on a daily basis. The enzymes work on contact so the more often they are in the mouth, the better.

A: The most important thing to remember is daily oral care, regardless of brushing or using a brushless system, will enhance the health of any pet. The LP3 Enzyme system has many benefits to using and some pet owners have found the Oratene® Toothpaste Gel can be applied with a finger or a toothbrush.

A: The directions are two pumps to a quart (4 cups) of fresh water. If you have a smaller pet, you can divide it in half - one pump to two cups of water. 

A: The water additive is a flavorless concentrate that dilutes well in fresh water. The enzymes come in contact with the mouth with every lap of water.

A: For optimal results, we recommend using all three products: the water additive, the toothpaste gel and the breath freshener. But the choice is up to the pet owner to use one, two or all three. All three products feature the same dual enzyme systems. All three are truly brushless. If convenience is a key factor or your pet doesn't like to have their mouth touched, we recommend the water additive. If you have a program that works for you and your pet is still suffering from halitosis, try using the breath freshener. If you are comfortable flipping your pet's lip, then the gel can be used and will provide maximum enzyme contact.

A: Yes, Oratene® is safe and for the diabetic pet and beneficial. One of the side effects of diabetes is damage to blood vessels that supply the mouth and jaw which can in turn affect the salivary glands. The dual enzyme systems in Oratene® work to restore oral flora while eliminating bacteria and fungi such as yeast.

A: No, they should be stored at room temperature.

A: The expiration is on every product. Keep the lid tightly on the container/tub and out of direct sunlight.

A: Yes, it is the same quality product. We've had a name change and a label redesign. The ingredients are the same, but they have been reorganized in a different order. 

*Biotene is the registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.

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