Oral Care Tablet
• US Patent No. 8,192,724 B2; Tower Laboratories, Ltd., Centerbrook, CT, has been awarded a US patent covering a tablet composition for use in the oral cavity. It is comprised of a combination of an acid component and a carbonate salt component which, when dissolved together in the oral cavity, combine to effervesce. The acid component is selected from the group consisting of citric acid, fumaric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, adipic acid and mixtures thereof, and the carbonate salt component is selected from the group consisting of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, ammonium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium carbonate and mixtures thereof. The tablet also contains a flavoring agent, a binder and a lubricant.