Pros: They work
Cons: Takes a while to get them to stick & stay in place, uncomfortable at first.
I was sent these Cankermelts Time-Release Medicated Discs by Hass M & L to review and to give my honest opinion (Epinion) unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at It, it took a while after I received them for me to actually have a need for them. Finally I got canker sore and was able to give these a try.
Cankermelts Time-Release Medicated Discs
Canker melts by OraHealth are all natural healers for not only canker sores, but also for denture sores, and sores due to braces.
These little discs are brown in color and look a bit like a tiny circle of sand paper, but they are not rough like sandpaper. One side is smooth the other side is a bit abrasive. Each disc is a little smaller than a dime. They are very firm.
According to the manufacturer the little tabs heal most canker sores in 1 to 5 days. They claim that the product will also keep pain at bay for 2 to 6 hours.
There is a slight taste but it is very mild, and after a while you do not notice it at all. The faint taste is somewhat similar to cinnamon, but not entirely, it is difficult to explain, but it is not pleasant nor is it unpleasant.
To use remove the pad from the packaging, place the little disc rough side down on to your sore. Hold it in place for several minutes. The disk will eventually soften and will stick directly to the opposite the sore on teeth, gums, or cheek. The tab will dissolve slowly over a period of 2 to 6 hours.
Inactive ingredients: Natural hydrophilic guns and potassium. No preservatives, coloring or known allergens.
Active Ingredients: Glycyrrhiza extract 30 mg. (licorice root), Collagen 40% and glycerrhizin.
The ingredients provide an anti-inflammatory effect, and healing, it also provides a soothing healing.
CankerMelts come in a couple of different sized packages, there Is a 24 disc size package for 15.99, and 12 disc size for $7.99.
Luckily I got these just before my daughter got her braces off. She had a little pain in the front of her mouth on the bottom where her braces were rubbing against her inner area. So I had her give these a try. She had a bit of trouble getting the disc to stick at first, and the hard firmness of the disc was a bit uncomfortable at first. It took about 15 to 20 minutes before it finally started to stick the right way. She did feel some relief for a good amount of time and the disk kept the braces from rubbing the irritated area. Once it finally got stuck it stayed in better and longer than wax.
Of course I could not review these with out trying them myself. Since I did not have a canker sore right away I just experimented with the discs in different parts of my mouth to see how well they would stick. I tried the discs in the cheek area, and it took quite a while for it to stick right to one specific area with out holding for a long time. This was a bit irritating, because I have to wonder who has 10 to 15 minutes to sit and hold a disc in to place until it melts enough to stick. It did eventually stick however. I also tried it in the front of my mouth before I actually got the canker sore. It also took a while to stick there and felt very hard and uncomfortable for about 10 minutes, but I was able to keep it in place in that area.
When I finally did get the canker sore, it kind of hurt to put the hard disk on there to begin with and while the disc was still hard it hurt a bit. After a short while it started to stick, and the canker sore pain started to become reduced. Soon it was feeling much better, but I could actually feel the disc in my mouth the whole time it was in there.
When I got tired of the feeling of the disc when I was experimenting it was pretty messy to pull it out of my mouth, and it was stuck to the area pretty good, so it was hard to pull off.
The canker sore was gone with in a couple of days, after using this.
The Cankermelts did work all though they were a little hard and took time to stick in the beginning. They are also a bit uncomfortable for a little while until they start to melt. However once they do they do provide a nice bit of relief. They also seemed to work great to protect the inside of the mouth from braces. I imagine that these would be good for denture wearers as well for the same reasons as they are good for braces, but I dont have any personal experience with that.
If you or someone in your family has a tendency to get canker sores, or has braces or dentures it might be good to keep a package of these around. They are not perfect and take a while to melt and get comfortable but the do work. So while they are not a perfect product, they do work.
Thank you Hass M&L for sending me these canker melts and allowing me to try them, in exchange for my honest opinion.