Inside Dentistry
June 2007
Volume 3, Issue 6

Cleanse and Soothe Oral Mucosal Lesions with Gly-oxide® Liquid Antiseptic Oral Cleanser

Gly-Oxide® Liquid Antiseptic Oral Cleanser, by GlaxoSmithKline (Research Triangle Park, NC), is a 10% carbamide peroxide solution with dual function-ality as a proven oral debriding agent and wound cleanser for minor mouth lesions or gum irritations (see Table for common causes of mouth irritations). It offers a simple and effective treatment for minor mouth and gum irritation caused by dental and orthodontic appliances. The formulation of Gly-Oxide is alcohol-free, and it provides oxygenation to help gently remove unhealthy tissue, cleanse and soothe oral mucosal lesions, and kills odor-forming germs while preventing the spread of microorganisms. Gly-Oxide is also recommended for use as a daily oral cleanser to deep-clean gingival areas ordinary brushing can miss.


Gly-Oxide has numerous features and benefits that include:

  • the antiseptic oral cleanser is formulated with 10% carbamide peroxide; it helps soothe painful irritations and allows for natural healing to occur;
  • microfoam releases peroxide and oxygen bubbles in your mouth; deep cleans gingival areas to help kill odor-forming germs;
  • indication for temporary use for gingival irritations caused by minor dental and orthodontic procedures;
  • cleanses canker sores and minor wounds, allowing natural healing to occur;
  • kills germs and reduces mouth odor caused by food particles trapped under dental appliances; and
  • complements and improves oral hygiene as an aid to regular brushing; and helps flush out food particles missed by ordinary brushing.


Directions for Direct Application to Minor Mouth or Gum Irritations
Gly-Oxide is indicated for use by adults and children ages 2 and older. The product should not be diluted. Apply several drops directly from the bottle onto the affected area; expectorate after 2 to 3 minutes. Replace the tip on the bottle when it is not in use. Gly-Oxide can be used up to four times daily after meals and at bedtime or as directed by the dentist or doctor. Use by children under age 12 should be supervised. For children under age 2, consult a dentist or doctor.

Directions for Use as a Mouthwash
Place 10 to 20 drops onto the tongue and mix with saliva. Swish around the mouth and over the affected area for at least 1 minute and expectorate.


Gly-Oxide is available in 0.5-oz and 2-oz flexible-form squeeze bottles with an easy applicator spout, and is sold to oral healthcare professionals online at www.dentalprofessional.com. Additionally, dental professionals may inform their patients that it is available over-the-counter at mass drug and food retail outlets nationwide.

For more information, including a customizable patient instruction sheet and coupon, contact:
Phone: 800-652-5625
Web: www.dental-professional.com


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Product packaging for Gly-Oxide.

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