What are the best mouthwash ingredients?
The quest for the perfect mouthwash ingredients - is it possible? Sir Oral Snoberts thinks so!
If you are curious about which ingredients will provide the best benefit to your oral health, read on.
Mainstream mouthwashes are riddled with hot garbage chemicals
One of the greatest complaints amongst mouthwash users is the harsh burn of alcohol and questionable chemicals in supermarket mouthwashes. When you look at the ingredients, you can hardly make out what they mean, no less what they actually do. Take a look at this label alone and see what you can (or cannot) recognize:
The only thing from this list most people can recognize is water, and that's not too comforting!
The rest of the ingredients take some pronunciation chops. Don't even try to pronounce 'cetylpyridinium chloride' without twisting your tongue into knots.
Moreover, many dentists are abandoning mainstream mouthwashes in favor of gentler alternatives. They see the alcohol/chemical approach is fast becoming passe in light of new science.
The Best Kind of Mouthwash Ingredients
The mysterious and questionable nature of mainstream mouthwashes is what inspired us to create our own. We wanted to create something simpler, more transparent, but just as effective as the mainstream brands.
Ours contains only 5 main ingredients plus four minor enhancers - all pronounceable, all backed by lab tests. More and more, people are opting for mouthwashes which are more basic and minimally processed.
Since you are likely an ingredients snob (like us), we have created a table of all of our ingredients with links to verified lab research to back up what they do. Call it transparency and integrity, something we see sorely lacking in mainstream health these days (ahem, Big Pharma!)
|Baking Soda||pH balancer, tooth whitener, trusted multi-faceted powder. Contains no aluminum (that's baking powder)||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30409952/|
|Prickly ash bark||Anti-fungal properties, anti-bacterial||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23758080/|
|Green tea leaf powder||Reduces streptococcus mutans - a plaque forming agent||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25584303/|
|White oak bark||Anti-septic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332234/
|Clove bud powder||Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28407719/|
As you can see, we did not pick our ingredients merely because they sound pretty, but because they serve a science-based purpose. Simplicity plus science - the perfect combination.