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What is HAp
- and what does the name mean?

HAp+ was initially developed as solution to a common problem among cancer patients: dry mouth – a result of the disease and a side effect of some treatments.

During the research process other benefits of HAp+ were discovered: increased saliva helps teeth stay healthy in general. 
 

The name HAp+ is derived from the chemical name for the technological foundation of our products.
 

HAp is an abbreviation of Hydroxyapatite, which is the main building block in teeth and bones.
 

HAp erodes when exposed to acidic attacks. 
 

Saliva, which is stimulated by acid, helps teeth stay strong and healthy. 
 

This paradox is solved through HAp+’s unique acid: calcium ratio, which makes it acidic but non-erosive. 
 

This creates an effective saliva stimulant which, because of the high amount of calcium, doesn’t erode teeth. 

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Who benefits from taking HAp⁺ ?

1) Individuals suffering from dry mouth,
 

2) Everyone concerned about oral health and fresh breath, 

3) Individuals with diabetes (HAp+ has low glycemic index and thus does not affect the blood sugar. The bulk ingredient in HAp+ is Isomalt) 
 

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What is the calorie count of HAp ?

240 kcal/100g - HAp+ is low caloric.

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For how long time does the HAp effect last?

The saliva stimulating effect of HAp+ lasts while the product is in the mouth.  

 

However, after taking HAp+ there has been removal of bacteria and food debris that last longer and gives a better overall feeling for longer.

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Can children have HAp⁺ ?

Yes, children can have HAp+.

However children under 5 years old should not be given the lozenges because of the risk of swallowing the lozenges in whole / risk of choking.

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What are the benefits of taking HAp⁺ ?

  • HAp+ stimulates 20x the unstimulated saliva and is three times more effective than chewing gum in terms of stimulating saliva.
     

  • Saliva helps teeth stay strong and healthy.
     

  • The saliva is the immune system of the oral cavity/mouth and once we lack saliva the prevalence of dental diseases, as well as of all sorts and issues in the oral cavity (teeth and mouth), increases drastically - such as fungal infections.
     

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When and how often should I take HAp ?

  • The Icelandic Dental Association recommends daily use of HAp+ and emphasize to use HAp+ after meals and when feeling dry, using a total of 8 lozenges a day. 
     

  • Adults: 1-2 lozenges when needed and up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
     

  • Children from 5 years old: 1-2 lozenges when needed and up to a maximum of 6 lozenges in 24 hours.
     

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Are there times on the day where I will benefit the most by taking HAp ?

  • Often individuals with dry mouth need HAp+ early morning as they wake up dry, also before and after meals and before bed time. 
     

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Who developed HAp⁺   

Icelandic scientist Dr. Thorbjörg Jensdottir, is the lead scientist behind the research and product development of the HAp+ technology

 

Dr. Thorbjörg holds a Ph.D. in Health Science, Oral Medicine from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

 

Dr. Thorbjörg devoted her studies to the erosive potential of acidic foodstuffs. 

 

This led to her development of the acidic yet non-erosive oral care product, HAp+

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I have heard that taking HAp before going to bed will help me sleep better?

Yes, you may take HAp+ before going to bed.

 

If you suffer from dry mouth, it may relieve your symptoms of dry mouth so you can later on fall asleep, and sleep throughout the night.

Warning: Do not fall asleep lying in your bed with the lozenge in your mouth. There is a risk of choking on the lozenge.

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Is HAp vegan? - and gluten free?

Yes, HAp+ is gluten free as well as lactose free, fat free, GMO free, egg free, sulphite free, vegan, Kosher friendly and low caloric.

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Can I take too many HAp
- and what happens if I do?

HAp+ is sugarfree and Isomalt, the bulk ingredient in HAp+, is a polyol so it may have laxative effect in large amounts. This is highly individual and effects some people and others not.

 

This is the recommended use: 

Adults: 1-2 lozenges when needed and up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
 

Children from 5 years old: 1-2 lozenges when needed and up to a maximum of 6 lozenges in 24 hours.

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Can you use HAp if you have blisters in your mouth or periodontitis?

Yes, you should be able have HAp+ in your mouth if you have blisters, periodontitis or other issues in the oral cavity. 

 

We do however recommend the softer flavours i.e lemon, strawberry and Rhubarb as well as cola. 

 

It is simply that the ginger root, the Mint & Eucalyptus and liquorice may be too strong in flavour. 

 

Please keep in mind that the saliva stimulation effect is the same for all flavours.  

Read more about the flavours

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Is there any scientific evidence backing up HAp claims?

  • Yes. HAp+ is clinically tested and scientifically proven. Download the FAQ folder from the home page to see a list of key studies.
     

  • HAp+ is a well established product in Iceland, where it has been used since  2012, earning the recommendation of the Icelandic Dental Association for relieving dry mouth symptoms and helping your teeth stay healthy with powerful saliva stimulation.
     

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Saliva is the immune system in the Oral Cavity (mouth and teeth)

  • Saliva is 99% water

  • 1% dry substance in form
    of protein and salt

  • Fights germs in your mouth and prevents bad breath

  • Keeps your mouth moist and comfortable

  • Helps you chew, taste, and swallow

  • Has proteins and minerals that protect tooth
    enamel and prevent tooth decay and gum disease

  • Helps keep dentures securely in place
     

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Does HAp really strengthen my teeth and how do they do that?

HAp+ is a highly effective good tasting saliva stimulant.

 

Normal saliva flow 0.2 ml/min maintains healthy oral cavity and teeth to a point. Once we feel dry mouth or just need refreshment in the mouth we seek something fresh. 

 

Fresh often means acidic. 

 

Acid is a natural saliva stimulant and widely found in food stuffs and medicines, however, acid is also the biggest enemy of teeth. 

Teeth erode when exposed to acidic attacks. Saliva, which is stimulated by acid, helps teeth stay strong and healthy.

 

This paradox is solved through HAp⁺’s unique, patented acid:calcium ratio, which makes it acidic but non-erosive. This creates an effective saliva stimulant which at the same time, because of the precise amount of calcium, doesn’t erode teeth.

  • HAp+ stimulates 20x the unstimulated saliva and is three times more effective than chewing gum in terms of stimulating saliva.
     

  • Saliva helps teeth stay strong and healthy.
     

  • The saliva is the immune system of the oral cavity/mouth and once we lack saliva the prevalence of dental diseases, as well as of all sorts and issues in the oral cavity (teeth and mouth), increases drastically - such as fungal infections.

 

In other words: HAp+ relieves the symptoms of dry mouth and help your teeth stay healthy with powerful saliva stimulation.