Dental product ingredients are the key to formulation of quality oral care products. Whether you are in product development or production of toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whiteners or dental cement products, Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp. has the dental product ingredients in the quality grade and quantity required. Spectrum literally has dental product ingredients in Drops to DrumsTM.


The dental product ingredients supplied by Spectrum comply with requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), National Formulary (NF) or Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) which are the official standards for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, food ingredients, excipients and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States. If no regulatory monograph exists, Spectrum offers the highest purity alternative available. What results is the largest offering of USP, NF and FCC grade dental ingredients available from one source. Spectrum manufactures and distributes fine chemicals and laboratory products - with quality and delivery you can count on every time. Trust your dental ingredients!

Dental Product Ingredients

Aluminum Fluoride, Powder, Reagent is normally in the powder phase of the glass ionomer dental cement premix and acts as a ceramic flux during mixing plus provides long term anticancer benefits.

Aluminum Oxide, Powder, Reagent has abrasive properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and tooth whitener.

Aloe Vera Oil is a natural oil with humectant, analgesic and antibacterial properties and may be used in dental products such as toothpaste.

Aluminum Phosphate is an aluminum salt used as an adjuvant for the incorporation of aluminum ions in the liquid phase of dental cements for the purpose of accelaerating the setting of the dental cement.

Glacial Acetic Acid USP is a weak organic acid and has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell. It is the main component of vinegar after water (8% by volume).  In its Glacial form (undiluted), it is used as a polar protic solvent and is a key component in the liquid portion of a zinc oxide eugenol dental cement.

Aluminum Chloride, Hexahydrate, USP has both astringent and hemostatic properties and may be used in a range of dental products.

Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel, Powder, USP has abrasive properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and tooth whitener.

Anise Oil, FCC is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, 50 Percent, NF has antibacterial properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash.

Benzocaine, USP is a topical analgesic commonly used in dental practice as a mild local anesthetic.

Benzoic Acid, Crystal, USP, EP, BP, JP has buffering and antiseptic properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash.

Calcium Fluoride, Powder, Reagent is used as a source of fluoride ion.  The fluoride ion is released from the glass ionomer at the time of mixing and lies within the matrix.

Clove Leaf Oil is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Carbamide peroxide USP produces hydrogen peroxide when dissolved in water and is used as a bleaching agent and tooth whitener agent in dental products.

Cinnamon Bark Oil is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

C1852 | Cubeb Oil

Cubeb Oil is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Calcium Carbonate, Light Powder, USP is a soft mineral used as an abrasive polishing agent in dental products such as toothpaste and tooth whiteners.

Calcium Chloride Dihydrate, USP is a pharmaceutical grade chemical that is manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).  The addition of calcium chloride provided a significant reduction in the initial setting time of dental cements.

Calcium Hydroxide, Powder, USP, EP, BP, JP is an inorganic compound commonly used in dental products as a secondary dentine deposition agent.

Calcium Oxide (Lime) USP forms an acid soluble fluoroaluminosilicate when the powder and liquid components of glass ionomer dental cements.

Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Powder, USP has opacifying and abrasive properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and tooth whiteners. Calcium phosphate also has remineralizing properties for tooth enamel.

Camphor, Synthetic USP has analgesic and aromatic properties and is a common ingredient in dental products.

Cedarwood Oil is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Cetyl Alcohol, NF is a thickening or emulsifying agent commonly used in dental products.

Cetylphyridinium chloride, monohydrate USP is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent used as an active ingredient in mouthwashes, toothpaste and breath sprays.

Chlorobutanol, Anhydrous, NF has both antimicrobial and anesthetic properties and is a common ingredient in dental products.

Chlorhexidine gluconate solution BP is a topical disinfectant used as an active ingredient in antiseptic mouthwash for treatment of periodontal disease.

Citric Acid Monohydrate, Granular, USP is a natural antioxidant preservative and is a common ingredient in dental products.

Domiphen Bromide, BP has antiseptic properties and is a common ingredient of dental products such as mouthwash.

Racepinephrine Hydrochloride, USP has broncodilation properties and may be used in dental practice to prolong action of local anesthetics.

Edetate Disodium, Dihydrate, USP is a chelating agent commonly used in dental products.

Alcohol, 190 Proof, USP has antiseptic properties and is a common ingredient for dental products such as mouthwash.

Eucalyptus Oil, FCC is an essential oil with antibacterial properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

EU110 | Eugenol, USP

Eugenol USP is a common ingredient in dental products such as dental cements and mouthwash. The compound has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and can be combined with zinc oxide to form a dental cement.

Fennel Oil, FCC is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

Glycerin, synthetic, USP, EP, BP, JP is used in teeth whitener products along with peroxides, as it accelerates the whitening process.

Glycerin, natural, USP, EP, BP is used in teeth whitener and toothpaste products along with peroxides, as it accelerates the whitening process.

Ginger Oil, FCC is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

Glyceryl Monostearate, Powder, Food Grade is commonly used as an emulsifying ingredient in dental products.

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 3,400 cps is a thickening agent and may be used as an ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Hydrogen peroxide, 35 percent solution, FCC is a strong oxidizer and may be used in dental products as both an oral antibacterial and a tooth whitener ingredient.

Itaconic acid is a naturally occuring, white crystalline powder and assists in the setting reaction along with polyacrylic acid.

Isopropyl Myristate, NF has antimicrobial properties and is commonly found in dental products such as mouthwash.

L1019 | Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

Lemon Oil, Italian Type, Coldpressed, FCC is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Lidocaine, USP is a local anesthetic and is commonly used in dental practice during minor surgical procedures.

Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Monohydrate, USP is a local anesthetic and is commonly used in dental practice during minor surgical procedures.

M1075 | Maleic Acid

Maleic Acid is an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid.  Dental glass ionomer dental cements are obtained by using a liquid mixing component comprising an aqueous solution of a certain maleic acid-acrylic acid-copolymer.

M1199 | Myrrh Oil

Myrrh Oil is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Mica, Water Ground, 325 Mesh has opacifying and abrasive properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Mentha Arvensis Oil, Redistilled is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Magnesium Oxide, Light Powder, USP is a white solid mineral that is hygroscopic.  It is used in dental cements to strengthen bonding.  Spectrum Chemical manufactured USP products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Magnesium Oxide, Heavy Powder, USP  is a white solid mineral that is hygroscopic.   It is used in dental cements to strengthen bonding.  Spectrum Chemical manufactured USP products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

L-menthol, crystal, USP has both antibacterial and analgesic properties and may be used in dental products such as mouthwash.

Methparaben, NF has antimicrobial properties and may be used in dental products such as mouthwash.

Methyl salicylate, NF has both antiseptic and aromatic properties and may be used in dental products such as mouthwash.

Orange Oil, Sweet is an essential oil and a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash.

Phosphorus Pentoxide, Reagent, ACS is an important ingredient in the formation of glass ionomer dental cement fluoroaluminosilicate glasses that release clinically beneficial amounts of fluoride.

Poloxamer 407, NF is a surfactant and is commonly used in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Polyacrylic Acid Sodium Salt, 45 Percent Solution is critical for the setting reaction of zinc polycarboxylate dental cements.

Potassium Nitrate, Crystal, USP is a common ingredient that may be used in dental products such as toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums.

Peppermint oil, NF has both antibacterial and aromatic properties and may be used as an ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Liquefied phenol, USP has both antibacterial and analgesic properties and may be used in dental products such as mouthwash.

Phosphoric Acid, NF is a also known under the name othophosphoric acid.  A mineral acid that is often used for dental cements based on the vigorous reaction which occurs between certain basic oxides and phosphoric acid to form phosphate salt of low solubility.

Pine Oil, White is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

Polyethylene Glycol 1000, NF has dispersant and emulsifier properties and may be used as an ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Polysorbate 20, NF is a surfactant and emulsifier that is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste, tooth whiteners and mouthwash.

Propylene Glycol, USP is a wetting agent and humectant, commonly used in dental products such as toothpaste.

Strontium oxide is used to assist in crosslinking chelation reactions in glass ionomer dental cements.

Sucralose, NF is an artificial sweetener and is commonly used as a flavorant in dental products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate, FCC is an inorganic compound with a range of uses as a water softener, emulsifier and preservative. It is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, NF is used in fillers in different dental filling materials such as glass-ionomer and zinc-based cements to improve the mechanical properties by increasing physical resistance and reduce polymerization shrinkage.

Stannous Oxide, Powder, Reagent provides additional chelation bonding with tooth enamel and dentin in glass ionomer dental cements.

Strontium Chloride, Hexahydrate, Crystal, Reagent, ACS is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Stannous Fluoride, Oral Grade is an inorganic compound capable of fluoridating tooth enamel, making teeth more resistent to bacterial tooth decay. The compound is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Stannous Fluoride, Oral Grade is used in zinc phosphate dental cements for the slow time release benefits of fluoride.

Sodium Benzoate, Powder, NF is a preservative and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Sodium Bicarbonate, Powder, USP, EP, BP, JP is used in toothpaste as an abrasive and in mouthwash products for its antiseptic properties.

Sodium Fluoride, Powder, USP, EP, BP s an inorganic compound capable of fluoridating tooth enamel, making teeth more resistent to bacterial tooth decay. The compound is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Sodium Polyphosphate, Glassy, FCC is a buffer and emulsifier ingredient commonly found in dental products such as toothpaste.

Sodium Hydroxide, Pellets, NF is a caustic soda and may be used in dental products such as tooth whiteners.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, NF, EP, BP, JP is an organic compound with surfactant properties and is a common ingredient in dental product such as toothpaste.

Sodium monoflurophosphate, USP is an inorganic compound capable of fluoridating tooth enamel, making teeth more resistent to bacterial tooth decay. The compound is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Saccharin Sodium, Dihydrate, Granular, USP is an artificial sweetener and may be used as a flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Sodium Saccharin, Dihydrate, Powder, USP is an artificial sweetener and may be used in dental products such as teeth whiteners, toothpaste and mouthwash.

Sorbitol Solution, 70 Percent, USP has a range of properties including as a thickening agent and humectant, making it a useful ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Spearmint Oil, FCC has aromatic properties and may be used as an ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Thymol, Crystal, NF has antiseptic and aromatic properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

Triclosan, USP has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Tartaric Acid, NF is present in the liquid phase of zinc polycarboxylate (glass ionomer) dental cements.  Tartaric acid improves handling characteristics and increases the working time, but it shortens the setting time.

Purified Water, USP is widely used as an solvent ingredient in dental products such as teeth whiteners and dental cements.

Wintergreen Oil, Natural is an essential oil and a common flavorant in dental products such as toothpaste.

X1017 | Xylitol, NF

Xylitol, NF is a compound known for its antibacterial properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.

Xanthum Gum NF is a thickening agent and a stabilizer which keeps the solid phase ingredients properly suspended in the liquid phase to prevent separation of the liquid phase out of the toothpaste.  Xanthan gum has the ability to produce a large increase in the viscosity of a liquid by adding a very small quantity of gum.

Zinc Oxide, USP is an inorganic compound that is a common ingredient in dental cements for its antibacterial properties and zinc oxide is on the U.S. FDA's list of generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, substances.

Zinc Sulfate, FCC is an inorganic compound that may be used as an ingredient some dental cements.

Zinc Chloride, Granular, USP has antiseptic properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as mouthwash.

Zinc Acetate USP is a dihydrate and a colorless solid.  It is commonly used to create other zinc based salts as well as polymers such as dental cements.