Canker sores, also known as aphthous stomatitis is a common condition, characterized by small ulcers that are visible in the mouth and can cause difficulty when eating or talking. These ulcers can either be simple or complex and depending on which type you have – the duration of this condition will vary. Although there is much speculation about what the exact cause of these sores is, there is very little conclusive evidence. However, it is believed that certain citrus or acidic food and sharp dental appliances such as braces can bring them on. The following is a review for Amosan, an oral antiseptic rinse that claims to help the user with a wide list of oral wounds and problems, these include; gingivitis, orthodontic irritation, gum inflammation and canker sores.
- Sodium perborate monohydrate – 1.2g
- Other ingredients: L-Tartaric acid, Sodium saccharin and Flavors
This product contains 1.2g of sodium perborate monohydrate per sachet and has inactive ingredients, however, it was unclear how much of each was included in the making of this oral antiseptic. Sodium perborate monohydrate is commonly used in detergents and household cleaning products as it is a stable source of active oxygen. Even when applied to dentistry and oral health this ingredient is predominantly used as a whitener or bleach. This product claims not to include alcohol, parabens or artificial colorants.
According to the information on the product label this mouth rinse should only be used by adults and children older than the age of 6-years. To use, dissolve the contents of one sachet in 1 oz of warm water and gargle/rinse mouth for one minute before spitting out. Do not swallow. You can use this product four times a day before bed or after meals. It is also stipulated that children under the age of twelve should use this product under adult supervision.
You can’t buy Amosan directly from the manufacturer’s website, but you are able to obtain this mouth rinse from various retail stores and online destinations like Amazon. Currently, this product is listed on Amazon Canada at a price of $13.06. After conducting some research it would seem that this product is only available in Canada and Canadian stores. There are no visible special offers or discounts currently available.
Possible Side Effects
According to the product information on the label, you should stop using Amosan and contact a doctor if your symptoms do not improve within seven days. You should also stop use if you develop any irritation, pain, redness, swelling, rash or fever. It is important to note that if you swallow this product, that you should seek out immediate medical attention or contact the Poison Control Centre.
As the product can not be purchased directly from the manufacturer there is no related satisfaction guarantee on offer. Instead, research the returns policy from the store or online store your Amosan is purchased from to find out if you can return it for a refund.
Amosan Review – The Bottom Line
In conclusion to our review of Amosan, we liked that this product did not contain any alcohol or parabens. We also liked that there was extensive information on its use available. However, we were concerned due to the possible toxic nature of this product, that there were unspecified amounts of ingredients and that there was no real guarantee connected to this oral antiseptic.