1. Q: Solumium has successfully taken my tooth ache away, and I have been painless for a week now. Should I visit a dentist at all?

    A: Yes.
    Explanation: If the tooth caries has not advanced too far (there is no cavity yet), a Solumium treatment alone may be enough to help the tooth reminaralize completely. That is often the case with calf's teeth (milk-teeth), which can often be cured by brushing with Solumium. However, if there is a tooth cavity, bacteria may soon reinfect it again, further deteriorating the tooth. That process should be prevented. And remember: not all cavities are visible from the outside. In any case, please consult your dentist on the subject.

  2. Q: Are there any risks in using Solumium?

    A: There are no considerable risks in using Solumium.
    Explanation: The active substance in Solumium is chlorine dioxide, which, in the quantities present in our products, is not harmful to humans. Extensive scientific tests conducted at Ohio State University, U.S.A., in 1982, concluded that a daily dose of 24 mg of chlorine dioxide has no clinically or in any other way measurable effect on the human body. (As a reference: a full bottle (30ml) of Solumium Dental contains 36 mg of chlorine dioxide.) [1] Lubbers, J., Chauan, S., Bianchine, J. (1982) Controlled clinical evaluations of chlorine dioxide, chlorite and chlorate in man. Environmental health perspectives, 46:57–62.

  3. Q: I am planning to use Solumium to treat an inflamed, sensitive tooth. May the treatment worsen the inflammation?

    A: No, Solumium will actually help in decreasing the inflammation.
    Explanation: Solumium kills the bacteria causing the inflammation, and then oozes away very fast. So it decreases the inflammation by getting rid of the cause. Solumium is capable of a very minor irritation only if it is continually brushed much longer than the suggested 1-2 minutes. But even in that case, the irritation ceases quickly.

  4. Q: If I use Solumium continuously for a long period of time, may that decrease its effectiveness?

    A: No. Microbas will never get used to Solumium.
    Explanation: Solumium reacts with critical amino-acids, which are present in all current life-forms on Earth.

  5. Q: I regularly use Solumium as a mouthwash. May it sallow/discolor my teeth?

    A: No, Solumium does not sallow teeth.
    Explanation: The question arises because some other mouthwashes (the chlorhexidine-based ones) are known to often cause a yellowish discoloration. The active ingredient in Solumium, on the other hand, is chlorine-dioxide, which is a mild whitener. It is even patented as such, in the U.S. [2]. [2] Montgomery, R. E. Chlorine dioxide tooth whitening compositions (2002) United States Patent 6,479,037

  6. Q: During rinsing with Solumium Oral, I have inadvertently swallowed some of the liquid. May that cause a problem? Should I do anything about it?

    A: No, a little swallowed Solumium Oral will cause no problems.
    Explanation: The only active ingredient in Solumium is chlorine-dioxide, which has no adverse effect in the quantities used in our products. Extensive scientific tests conducted at Ohio State University, U.S.A., in 1982, concluded that a daily dose of 24 mg of chlorine dioxide has no clinically or in any other way measurable effect on the human body.
    [1] Lubbers, J., Chauan, S., Bianchine, J. (1982) Controlled clinical evaluations of chlorine dioxide, chlorite and chlorate in man. Environmental health perspectives, 46:57–62.

  7. Q: Can I use Solumium to disinfect toothbrushes?

    A: Yes.
    Method: Put the brush(es) to be disinfected in 5-fold diluted Solumium Oral for 2 minutes. (Solumium oozes away after the disinfection, so it is best to treat the brush directly before use.)

  8. Q: Where can I buy Solumium?

    A: Please see the list of our distributors in the BUY menu.

  9. Q: Can I mail order Solumium?

    A: Yes, you can mail order Solumium at our distributor, Sanitaria, Ltd. (Budapest, Hungary)
    Contact: Sanitaria Kft., H-1024 Budapest, Rómer Flóris u. 34.
    Tel.: (+36-1)-3360884, (+36-1)-3360885

  10. Q: Can solumium cause a problem if it gets into the eye?

    A: A low concentration Solumium will "simply" disinfect. High concentration Solumium may be irritative to the eye.
    Explanation: If high concentration Solumium (like Solumium Dental) gets into the eye, rinse thoroughly with water. Lower concentration Solumium, however, is an effective eye disinfectant [3]. For eye disinfection with Solumium, rinse the eye with 20-fold diluted Solumium Oral, for 10-15 seconds, twice a day. [3] Ripley, P. S., Dziabo, A. J., Anger, C. B. (1998) In-the-eye use of chlorine dioxide-containing compositions, U.S. Pat. 5,736,165

  11. Q: What does the expression "hyperpure chlorine-dioxide" mean?

    A: The word "hyperpure" is used to emphasize the fact that Solumium contains the cleanest chlorine-dioxide ever manufactured. It is not polluted by any chemicals used for its production. That fact is the basis of the great qualities of our product, that is what makes Solumium unique.

  12. Q: How should I store Solumium for the longest storage time?

    A: Store in its well closed bottle, and in a refrigerator, if possible.
    Explanation: Firstly, Solumium's active ingredient, chlorine-dioxide, is sensitive to light. Strong light accelerates its decomposition, so it should be stored in a dark place. Secondly, it is even better to keep it in a refrigerator, because a lower temperature means less chlorine-dioxide evaporating into gas form within the bottle, so less of it escapes when the bottle is opened.

  13. Q: As far as I know, chlorine-dioxide is a long-known disinfectant. What is new about Solumium, then?

    A: It is true, that chlorine-dioxide has long been known as an excellent disinfectant. But it has never been as pure as in our products. Hyperpure chlorine-dioxide is the basis of Solumium's potential, including new perspectives in human use, and a greatly increased storage time.

  14. Q: Solumium Oral is more expensive, than other mouthwashes. What are its advantages?

    A: Solumium Oral has several significant advantages over other mouthwashes:
    1) Solumium Oral goes beyond being a simple moutwash, and can be successively used to treat a sore throat, or to extinguish all types of mouth infections.
    2) Solumium Oral is more effective in extinguishing bacteria than ANY other mouthwash available. And it goes even further by neutralizing the sulphurous, bad-smelling compounds produced by the bacteria.
    3) When used as a mouthwash, Solumium Oral should be diluted 10 to 20 times volume, making it actually more economic to use, than most other mouthwashes.
    4) Solumium Oral has practically no side effects. Some other mouthwashes have side-effects, which limit their use. For example, chlorhexidine-based mouthwashes are known to often induce a yellowish discoloration of the teeth. As another example, alcohol based mouthwashes have been found to increase the possibility of mouth cancer, according to Australian medical researchers [4]. [4] Michael McCullough, Camile Farah: The role of alcohol in oral carcinogenesis with particular reference to alcohol-containing mouthwashes (2008) Australian Dental Journal; 53: 302–305

  15. Q: What is the difference between Solumium and the product marketed as MMS?

    A: The two products are very different from each other. The active agent in Solumium is hyperpure chlorine-dioxide (ClO2), while the major active ingredient in MMS is natrium-chlorite (NaClO2). Furthermore, Solumium is a skin- and mucous membrane disinfectant to be applied externally, while MMS is drunk by its users.

  16. Q: How does Solumium compare to sodium hypochlorite? Sodium hypochlorite is one of the most widespread disinfectant in root canal treatment.

    A: Solumium Dental is more effective, safer, and more convenient to use.
    Explanation: Solumium's most important advantage is, that its active substance, chlorine-dioxide, is a much more effective disinfectant, than sodium hypochlorite. (It takes much less chlorine-dioxide, than sodium hypochlorite, for the same effect.) Furthermore, Solumium Dental maintains its effectiveness in situations where, during treatment, the disinfecting liquid does not fill up the root canal perfectly, leaving air bubbles in some places. In such situations, sodium hypochlorite is practically stopped by such a bubble, while the highly volatile Solumium Dental evaporates into these bubbles, and goes on eliminating the bacteria in the whole treated area.
    It is also worth noting that sodium hypochlorite is irritative, and can cause allergic reactions [5], or even serious accidents [6], if, during root canal treatment, it extravasates beyond the root apex, into the surrounding soft tissues. In contrast, Solumium has no such unpleasant or dangerous side-effects.
    [5] F. Tóth Árpád: A natrium-hypochlorit Dental Hírek, 2001 / 2.
    [6] Mehra, P., Clacy, C., Wu, J. J. Am. Dent. Assoc. 2000; 131; 67-71

  17. Q: Can I use Solumium to treat young children?

    A: Yes, Solumium is safe with children, too. Please bear in mind though that children under 4 years may not be able to gargle.

  18. Q: I am pregnant. Can I continue using Solumium?

    A: Yes. During pregnancy, Solumium solutions can be safely used in the manner and for the purpose specified in the Patient Information Leaflet, and will not have any effect on the fetus.

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