How do you say your funny name?
We get this a lot. It's pronounced: klōw·sis as in you can get closer with CloSYS. Strange name, we know. But Google and Ikea were taken.
You mention the CloSYS Oral Health System, what is this?
The CloSYS Oral Health System™ is comprised of one of the Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinses and CloSYS Toothpaste (available with fluoride or fluoride-free) used together for maximum efficacy. And for touch-ups between meal, is the CloSYS Ultimate Fresh Breath Oral Spray.
What is in CloSYS Oral Health products?
CloSYS patented products are formulated to reduce dental biofilm formation and oxidize volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) that cause bad breath.
Are CloSYS products and Cloralstan® safe? If swallowed??
Yes. Key components of CloSYS with Cloralstan®, chlorine dioxide and chlorite, have been used to purify drinking water, and as a result the safety of these compounds have been extensively studied by researchers and documented by the US government (Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services). Directions indicate to spit excess paste or rinse. However, if accidently swallowed CloSYS is safe although not advised.
What makes CloSYS patented formula unique?
CloSYS formula is unique in a couple of ways: First, it is easy on oral tissues (pH neutral range of 6.5-8.0) so as not to sting or burn. Second, it is formulated to go to work as soon as it enters the mouth. No mixing or delayed reaction time. Also, in CloSYS products containing sodium fluoride, it strengthens tooth enamel and fights cavities.
How does CloSYS help maintain oral wellness?
Clinical and case studies indicate use of products from the CloSYS Oral Health System may: eliminate or reduce oral malodor and VSCs in the mouth for eight hours or more after use and reduce indicators of gum disease.
Who should use CloSYS products?
Anyone serious about their health and about maintaining good oral health, periodontal patients, and people with oral malodor (bad breath) should use these products. Everyone can benefit from using this patented system which can be used every day without need of a prescription.
Why are there no sulfates in CloSYS toothpastes?
CloSYS fluoride and fluoride-free toothpastes are formulated sulfate-free to be gentler on the mouth. Products that contain sulfates have been known to irritate the mouth.
Did the formula of the toothpaste change?
Yes, in 2017. Over the years, we received feedback from several customers that the toothpaste dries quickly, it does not hold well on toothbrush, leaves a white film in the sink, and the taste was a bit medicinal. In order to improve the consistency and taste of our toothpaste, we replaced sorbitol with sarkosyl.
What is the ingredient Sarkosyl in your toothpaste?
Sarkosyl is better known as sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, a cleansing booster that when combined with our patented formula greatly improves the efficacy of our toothpaste. Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is derived from sarcosine, a natural amino acid found in the human body, animals, and plants. The sarcosine used is coconut derived.
Sarkosyl is vastly different than sodium lauryl sulfate. The major difference is that sarcosinate is not part of the sulfate group. We use Sarkosyl because it’s very mild, yet very effective. Additionally, it’s included (listed as sodium lauroyl sarcosinate) in the Handbook of Green Chemicals, a trusted approval that validates our confidence in the safety and sustainability of this ingredient. A comprehensive safety assessment published in the International Journal of Toxicology deemed that sodium lauroyl sarcosinate was not potentially toxic or harmful, and had no mutagenic, irritating, or sensitizing effects. Safe and effective- so Mother approved!
Do you need a prescription for the CloSYS Oral Health System?
No. All CloSYS products are over-the-counter- which means they are available without a prescription.
Are CloSYS products tested on animals?
No. CloSYS has a strict No Animal Testing policy and are cruelty free products*
*Note: Fluoride products are required to follow the FDA monograph one time only testing guidelines.
Are CloSYS products gluten free? Vegan friendly?
Yes & Yes. All CloSYS products are free of gluten, and their ingredients are not derived from any animal products.
Are there any special notices for CloSYS uses?
CloSYS may stain some fabrics if spilled and not washed out immediately.
Is CloSYS safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes. CloSYS is safe for women that are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
Will this alter my taste?
In very rare cases (less than 0.1%), some people have noted that certain foods and even water tastes different (or slightly metallic) after using for first time. This is temporary and most likely due to a highly acidic mouth and indicates the CloSYS balanced pH is working to restore the mouth to a healthier level by defusing oral acids. This change is what may alter taste perception temporarily.
To level out the mouth’s acidity quickly affected users have indicated it helps to brush the tongue with baking soda (an alkaline substance that when mixed with an acidic mouth, levels out the pH level). Otherwise, the mouth will adapt to the new, less acidic, oral environment on its own with continued use (est. 5-7days). But of course we understand you may prefer to discontinue use if loss of tastes persists. CloSYS may not be right for everyone. What's most important is that you feel comfortable with your oral care products.
What does the tax code say about purchases in Washington state?
Sales or use tax is due on certain purchases delivered or sourced to Washington. Washington requires you to file and use tax return when sales tax is not paid at the time of purchase. This message is required under the Revised Code of Washington 82.13.020(2)(a)(i).
Are your plastic bottles recyclable?
CloSYS bottles are made of HDPE (plastic code #2) which is the most commonly recycled & reusable plastic and is considered one of the safest forms of plastic.
Is chlorine dioxide the same as chlorine?
No. While they share in name a chlorine atom, the resulting chemicals are different. It's also not the same as bleach.