A Taste Receptor Blocker for Oral Hygiene Compositions

August 26, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Roger E. Stier, Noville Inc.
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Keywords: taste receptor blocker | zine | euxalyptol | taste receptors | oral care

Abstract: A hydrogenated, ethoxylated glycol ester reduces the harsh taste or burn sensation ordinarily imparted by the eucalyptol and the astringency ordinarily caused by the zinc salt in oral hygiene compositions.

It has long been the goal of formulators and flavorists to cover or mask unpleasant tastes arising from active ingredients incorporated in oral hygiene products. The positive effects of these actives were often overpowered by the negative taste effects experienced by the user.