Why Recommend a Mouthwash

Why recommend a mouthwash – by the Dentyl Active expert panel

As life expectancy increases, we have seen a decline in the number of people losing their teeth and as a result, there is now a greater need for people to preserve their teeth for longer. However, the nation’s oral care habits do not seem to be improving and there are now many more cases of early gum disease and periodontal disease, which is a greater concern than caries alone.

Periodontal disease – the challenges

Periodontal disease not only causes inflammation, damage to gums and alveolar bone loss, which may lead to tooth loss, but research has also shown that it may be a risk factor for conditions including coronary heart disease, Periodontal disease and damaged gumsadverse pregnancy outcomes and possibly infertility.

Poor plaque control continues to be a cause of concern for dentists and current research is looking at ways other than brushing which can help control plaque and reduce the risks of early gum disease and periodontal disease.

Going one step further

Daily use of an alcohol free mouthwash, such as Dentyl Active, helps control plaque levels and destroy the plaque-causing bacteria, helping to address these oral health concerns.2 In addition, a mouthwash like Dentyl Active can also be used as a flossing agent.3

The Dentyl Active range of alcohol free mouthwashes

Thanks to the working action of a mouthwash which involves pushing the mouthwash around the mouth, this action can help pull out plaque and debris.

Dentyl Active goes one step further thanks to the fact it is a two stage mouthwash with a water-based antibacterial phase incorporating Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), and an oil-based solution containing natural essential oils. When shaken before use, the two phases create a dynamic solution in the mouth and as a result the plaque, bacteria and food debris adhere to the mouthwash solution which becomes clearly visible when the mouthwash is rinsed out in the sink.1