Defend-Topical-GelMydent International, Hauppauge, NY, has added a topical anesthetic gel to its line of DEFEND products. Made in the USA, the 20% benzocaine anesthetic gel is designed to act fast without any systemic absorption. The gel is intended to provide temporary relief of pain during dental procedures and comfort patients with minor mouth irritations.

DEFEND anesthetic gel is available in a 1-ounce size, and flavors include strawberry, cherry, pina colada, mint, bubble gum, grape, mango, raspberry, and banana. The product is available through most major dental distributors.