Therapeutics and cosmetic mouthwashes are the two most common oral care products. Therapeutic mouthwashes contain active substances that aid in managing dental conditions such as tooth decay, plaque, gum disease, and foul breath. Cosmetic mouthwashes typically have a superior taste and provide temporary breath freshening. They do not, however, include active substances that battle problems, such as the bacteria that cause bad breath.
It is believed that fluoride is the most effective component for preventing cavities. In line with this, toothpaste containing fluoride is the only one that earns the ADA’s approval, hence the increased fluoride ingredients in almost all toothpaste. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens teeth and makes them more resistant to decay and erosion caused by acidic meals and beverages. The most prevalent form is sodium fluoride, whose concentration in toothpaste ranges from 0.10 to 0.15 percent. Typically, cosmetic and therapeutic mouthwashes contain fluoride, although only in trace amounts. Fluoride dental washes contain higher fluoride concentrations.
Surfactants (detergents), including sodium lauryl sulfate
Detergents are purgative scouring agents with hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Their surface actions influence their antibacterial and cleansing (oil-dissolving) activities. Detergents lower the surface tension of the fluid environment in the mouth, allowing other toothpaste ingredients to contact the teeth better. They actively combine with and dissolve plaques to enhance the efficiency of the cleaning procedure. In addition, they provide foaming effects to improve the cleaning process, eliminate debris, and leave a smooth feeling on the teeth. Detergents are often used to disperse flavors in toothpaste and mouthwash.
Tetra pyrophosphate sodium
This active component prevents tartar buildup on teeth. Continuous accumulation of magnesium and calcium in the teeth causes tartar. This component removes these substances from the saliva to prevent tartar from developing a layer that later becomes a plaque.
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