What is allergy toothpaste?
Allergy toothpaste is a patented, specially formulated, flavored Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT) designed to contain multiple allergens, just like allergy shots or allergy drops. Phenol-free allergens are mixed into the fluoride-free toothpaste base by our pharmacist according to your prescriber’s prescription. You use allergy toothpaste to self-administer the allergens orally during the daily habit of brushing your teeth. Because allergy toothpaste combines immunotherapy with an activity that most everybody engages in daily (oral care), your ability to stick to a long-term, daily administration schedule is made much easier.
How does allergy toothpaste work?
Just like allergy drops. The special cells under the tongue that sublingually absorb the allergen are also present in the lining of the mouth (known as the oral mucosa), so brushing your teeth with allergy toothpaste allows the allergens to be absorbed just as well.
What is the latest research?
A recent clinical investigation at Weill Cornell Medical College compared OMIT and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in patients with allergic rhinitis. Results showed similar safety profiles and efficacy rates between the two treatment methods.
Patients adherence to allergy toothpaste is similar to allergy drops and much higher than allergy shots.
Who may use allergy toothpaste?
- Children and adults
- People with multiple allergies, including pollens, molds, pet dander, or dust mites
- People who are not able to commit to weekly allergy shots or prefer a more convenient therapy
- People with side effects to allergy medications or reactions to allergy shots
- Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, conjunctivitis or asthma sufferers
How much does allergy toothpaste cost?
The base price for a 12-week supply of allergy toothpaste costs $295.00. The actual cost of your prescription depends on the number and types of allergens selected for treatment.
Will insurance pay for the allergy toothpaste?
Allergy toothpaste is a compounded medication which may be covered by newer prescription plans. We will send you a receipt that you can submit to your plan for reimbursement.
If you are a patient and would like to find a prescriber near you, please call us at 877-667-4689 or complete the patient contact form
If you are a prescriber and would like to offer allergy toothpaste to your patients, please provide us with your office information and a pharmacy representative will contact you.