Closys products v other commercially available mouthwashes
The information contained in this report is drawn from a recently published (2011) independent study of mouthwashes
The Journal Of Clinical Dentistry [J Clin Dent] 2011; Vol. 22 (1), pp. 1-5.
The study compares Listerine, Crest Pro-health (equivalent to Oral-B pro-health), Breath Rx, chlorohexidine rinses and Closys.
Although Listerine and crest Pro-health killed the offending bacteria quicker (100% at 1 minute)). That is the bacteria that are associated with gum disease, dental caries, mouth infections, bad breath and root canal infections. Both the chlorohexidine rinses and the Closys had a 100% kill at 5 minutes. Offering the same level of protection as Listerine as long as the mouth is not rinsed for 5 minutes after gargling.
The difference being that Closys contains
· no alcohol
· no SLS
· has no staining potential
· does not require mixing
· has a long shelf life
· very pleasant and easy to use
Chlorohexidine rinses are as effective but unfortunately produce a stain on the teeth with prolonged use.