About Lubrizol Life Science Health - Oral Care

Our high performance Carbopol® polymer excipients have been used extensively in oral care applications for decades. Initially used in aqueous toothpaste formulations as a thickener and co-binder, our polymers are now used in a variety of oral gels, pastes, denture care products, and mouth rinses, including those with natural ingredients, whitening capabilities, and long-acting or retention properties. 

The toughness and chemical resistance of our medical grade thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) enable applications such as invisible aligners/braces, retainers and mouthguards.  In addition, our flexible yet strong TPU grades are ideal for orthodontic elastics as well as other oral devices.

Markets

Oral Care

Dental Devices

Providing multiple medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes, including Isoplast®, Pellethane®, and Tecothane, ideal for oral devices.
Denture care

Denture Care

Offering high performance polymers that have been used in numerous commercial denture care products, from denture cleansing dissolving tablets to adhesives.
Mouth rinse

Mouth Rinse

Supplying a variety of bioadhesive polymers for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic oral rinse applications.
Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Initially used in aqueous toothpaste formulations as a thickener and co-binder, our polymers are now used in a variety of oral gel and paste formulations, including those with natural ingredients, whitening capabilities, and long-acting/retention properties.

Dosage Forms

Oral Care

Devices

Our medical-grade TPUs are commonly utilized in dental devices such as, custom aligners, mouth and night guards, retainers, and orthodontic elastics.
Toothpaste

Semisolids, Pastes and Gels

Semisolids such as pastes and gels are common in oral healthcare, such as in the form of toothpastes, oral analgesic gels, and denture fixatives, among others.
Mouth rinse

Solutions and Suspensions

Our excipients are present in numerous commercial products, such as denture cleansers and multipurpose mouth rinses