Designed for braces

Iglu Protect can smooth over protruding parts of a dental brace to prevent them from rubbing. It can also be applied to sores or ulcers for soothing relief and to help protect them as they heal.

Iglu Protect works by creating a lasting protective gel barrier, which sticks in place to smooth over protruding parts of the brace to help prevent them from damaging the soft delicate lining of the mouth etc. It can also be used on sores and ulcers for soothing relief and to protect them as they heal.

How to use

Three simple steps

  1. 1

    Use a clean tissue to gently remove excess moisture and saliva from problem areas of the brace, or from sores or ulcers inside the mouth.

  2. 2

    Squeeze a small quantity of Iglu Protect onto a clean, dry fingertip or cotton bud. Apply directly to the problem areas of the brace or any sores or ulcers inside the mouth using a single, gentle wiping action (avoid dabbing).

  3. 3

    The gel might seem paste-like and sticky at first, but on contact with saliva it will form a thick, adhesive and malleable gel. When applying it to parts of the brace, you may find it helpful to use the tip of your tongue to gently form it into a smooth coating over any protruding areas.

For more information, have a look at this leaflet (PDF 46Kb).

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How it works

Protective barrier technology

Iglu Protect has been specially formulated to help prevent brace rubbing, as well as to relieve sores and ulcers caused by dental braces. You can use Iglu Protect in two ways.

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On your brace

You can use Iglu Protect as soon as you start wearing your brace, to make a soft padding over any parts that are sticking out, thereby helping to prevent rubbing.

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On sores or ulcers inside the mouth

You may also want to use Iglu Protect on any mouth sores or ulcers already caused by your brace. It forms a lasting protective barrier to shield them from rubbing, helping to relieve any discomfort and helping to protect them as they heal.

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For further information, read this leaflet.

Frequently asked questions

Your questions answered

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Advice and tips

Learn more about mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers are
very common

Over 20% of us will suffer from mouth ulcers at some point in our lives.

You can't catch
them by kissing

Or even by sharing drinks and utensils. That’s because mouth ulcers aren’t caused by an infection.

Make healthy

Try not to let yourself get run-down – a healthy lifestyle could make you less prone to mouth ulcers. Unfortunately though, many trigger factors are not within our control - so it's important to know how to treat mouth ulcers when we do get them.

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