Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers below to some of the frequently asked questions on CloSYS. If you have more questions or want to speak to someone at CloSYS about any concerns please get in touch.
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.
What is the CloSYS Oral Health System?
The CloSYS Oral Health System™ is comprised 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 meals, use the CloSYS Ultimate Fresh Breath Oral Spray.
What is in CloSYS Oral Health products?
CloSYS patented products contain Cloralstan® (stabilized chlorine dioxide). As formulated into CloSYS products, Cloralstan® impedes plaque formation, oxidizes volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) and kills harmful bacteria that irritate gums and cause bad breath.
What is Cloralstan® and how is it activated?
When introduced into the mouth, the solution is naturally activated by the amino acids in saliva, creating a small and very safe amount of chlorine dioxide. Cloralstan® is also activated by motion – such as tooth-brushing.
Note- some chlorine dioxide formulas on the market require mixing to activate with each use. That's not how we roll.
Are CloSYS products and Cloralstan® safe?
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).
What makes CloSYS patented formula unique?
The activation of CloSYS with Cloralstan® is primarily dependent on the pH and concentration. A balanced pH is 6.5 to 8.0, and CloSYS is patented within this range.
Oh, and it was invented & patented by a real life periodontist. No big pharma- mad scientist-just trying to sell stuff-corporate nonsense.
How does CloSYS work?
1. CloSYS attacks bacteria that cause plaque build-up which may lead to gum disease without killing other bacteria important to digestion and a healthy mouth.
2. CloSYS kills these harmful bacteria quickly and effectively and inhibits their regrowth.
3. CloSYS does not harm cells and functions associated with healing and healthy tissue.
4. CloSYS oxides volatile sulfur compounds that enable oral infections to occur
5. CloSYS toothpastes do not contain Triclosan or sulfates found to irritate oral tissue. CloSYS toothpaste is very low in abrasivity making it ideal for those with sensitive mouths, oral sores or concerned about damaging their tooth enamel.
6. CloSYS oral rinse is alcohol-free which will not burn allowing the user to rinse longer.
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 (that's fancy talk for stinky breath) for up to eight hours after use and reduce indicators of gum disease.
Does the CloSYS System reduce plaque?
Yes. CloSYS products kill bacteria that form plaque. It's really great at fighting plaque. Like Bat-man great. Of course you know when plaque calcifies on teeth, tartar forms and know one wants that stuff.
Note: CloSYS products do not remove tartar. Only a dental professional can remove tartar during regular teeth cleanings. Any product that says they remove tartar is just plain bunk. Ask your dentist.
Who should use CloSYS products?
Anyone serious about; their overall health and maintaining good oral health, those seeking better gum health, and people with nasty breath issues (halitosis) should use these products. Everyone can benefit from using CloSYS.
Why are there no sulfates in CloSYS toothpastes?
A potential consequence of the presence of sulfate (specifically sodium lauryl sulfate / SLS) is the formation of ulcers (commonly referred to as: canker sores) in the mouth. CloSYS fluoride and fluoride-free toothpastes are formulated sulfate-free to avoid possible mouth ulcers.
But if you are experiencing painful mouth sores, CloSYS will help soothe and relieve them, even chemo sores.
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 (>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 (which is a neutral pH). Otherwise, the mouth will adapt to the new, less acidic, oral environment on its own with continued use. But of course you don't have to. We understand you may prefer to discontinue use if so desired. 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).