A simple xylitol nasal spray may prove to be an effective tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19

Dental professionals searching for effective ways to help patients control the spread before they come into the practice are surprised to learn a simple nasal spray may be up to the task.

You’ve heard of distancing, wearing a mask and hand washing, but what about nose washing?

If 90% of virus load lives in the upper airway, then your nose may the best place to start washing and help prevent spread the virus to others. Xylitol nasal sprays can represent an effective option in preparation for patient visits.

Xlear filed a Pre-Emergency Use Authorization (Pre-EUA) Request with the FDA in December for it’s Xylitol Nasal Spray. “Studies show that regular nasal cleansing may help reduce viral infections, including from the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19),” said Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, a doctor and global respiratory disease expert who has studied the use of Xlear Nasal Spray to combat SARS-CoV-2.

If you have a DentalStores StoreFront, then your patients already have access to Xlear Nasal Spray. You can also purchase small individual use nasal spray bottles to give to your patients at their next visit.

Below are additional references that can help you decide if it’s a viable option for your practice.

If you want to incorporate Xylitol products or Nasal Sprays into your patient aftercare protocols, simply let patients know Xlear Nasal Spray is available on your storefront.