What Plaque Blast Ingredients Do:
Deionized Water, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chlorite, Potassium Iodide, Disodium Phosphate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Poloxamer 407, Sucralose, Sodium Hydroxide, Phosphoric Acid, PCA.
- Deionized Water: Base
- Sodium Hexametaphosphate: Chelator – Chelator comes from the Latin word crab, it functions to claw around the tartar. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is the active ingredient in leading anti tartar toothpastes. It also removes stains. It adds the salt flavor pets love.
- Glycerine & Propylene Glycol: Non aqueous base- they help to prevent lysis of ingredients, and act as a humectant.
- Sodium Chlorite: Active salt – It is oxidized to form the miraculous compound- Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2)- which makes Plaque Blast a deodorizer, micro biocide, biofilm (plaque) remover, and whitener.
- Potassium Iodide: Activator – It activates the Sodium Chlorite to form CLO2.
- Disodium & Monopotassium Phosphate, and Sodium Citrate: Buffers – They lock in (balance) the pH.
- Poloxamer 407: Surfactant, which spreads the Plaque Blast from the upper teeth, throughout the mouth.
- Sucralose: Sweetener – Better known as Splenda RTM. It adds the sweet flavor pets love.
- Sodium Hydroxide: Base – raises pH.
- Phosphoric Acid: Acid to lower pH.
- PCA: ( Phosphino Carboxylic Acid) Dispersant – It is used in water treatment to cause tartar on pipes to go into suspension. This was the only ingredient that initially was of any safety concern to me. The “No Observable Effect Level” (NOEL), a scientific parameter that gives the amount of the ingredient which if ingested will have no observable effect to be 100 mg/kg/day . That translates into a small dog of 10 pounds drinking over 1 bottle per day, and still have NO observable effects. That is my pet Gracie’s size. I certainly would not have used it for years on her, if it was not safe!!!