Dental-San has medicinal and microbicidal bacterial killing ingredients that are safe, nontoxic and biodegradable. It exhibits a broad spectrum of microbicidal activity against both gum positive and gram-negative bacteria, and aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that can cause bad breath. The microbicidal activity of Dental-San is derived from anionic surfactants similar to those present in toothpaste. Therefore, unlike most mouthwash products, Dental-San’s effectiveness is not altered when used in conjunction with toothpaste.
Oral bacteria can cause dental plaque, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and halitosis. The bacteria that produce unpleasant odors can also cause infections. Dental plaque may contain one trillion bacteria per gram-wet weight. Well over 100 bacteria may be found attached to a single epithelial cell in the upper surface of the tongue. By reducing the bacterial load in the mouth, a microbicidal mouthwash can offer benefits in addition to eliminating bad odors. Below is a list of some of the microorganisms that are instantly killed by Dental-San:
Actinomyces odontolyticus ~ Actinomyces viscosus ~ Candida albicans ~ Escherichia coli ~ Fusobacterium nucleatum ~ Haemophilius actinomycetemcomitans ~ Peptostreptococcus anaerobius ~ Porphyromonas gingivitis ~ Pseudomonas aeruginosa ~ Staphylococcus aureus ~ Streptococcus mutans
Why use Dental-San?
- Many all-natural mouthwash products are plant extract formulations that lack significant microbicidal activity.
- Some other anti-bacterial mouthwash products contain preservatives and their anti-bacterial properties are limited only to the bacteria present in the mouthwash bottle.
- Although it feels effective because of the burning feeling, high alcohol content mouthwashes are difficult for most people to hold in their mouth for the recommended duration to be useful.
- In a study conducted in 1991, the oral cancer risk was found elevated – 40% in male, and 60% in female – in users of high-alcohol content mouthwash.
- A survey published in 1989 revealed that approximately 5,000 children were intoxicated with alcohol-content mouthwash products in 1988.
- Diabetics are advised against the use of high alcohol content mouthwash.
- Use of mouthwash containing alcohol is forbidden in certain cultures and religious faiths.
- Anionic ingredients present in toothpaste can reduce the anti-bacterial activity of cationic agents used in many mouthwash products. Therefore, using these products in conjunction with toothpaste can neutralize the germicidal power of the mouthwash.
- Some gram-negative bacteria are resistant to cationic agents, especially in formulations with low percentages of alcohol.