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Why you shouldn't leave mouthwash out of your oral hygiene routine

Published Jul 31, 2021 5:50 am

Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing are healthy habits, rinsing with mouthwash can boost your oral health routine and give you an extra line of defense against bacteria.

Using mouthwash has a number of benefits, aside from improving your smile and giving you a clean, fresh feeling. While rinsing helps reach the smallest spaces between your teeth that brushing and flossing can't, swishing mouthwash can get rid of other food particles and plaque. It also kills odor-causing bacteria and freshens your breath. Using mouthwash daily can also prevent oral problems and gum disease.

“Mouthwash is very necessary, especially now that oral hygiene is so important. Whenever we talk with people wearing face masks, we tend to overlook oral hygiene because we believe our mouths are covered,” says Maluh Orezca, National President of Philippine Public Health Association. 

Straight from the dentist’s clinic 

US-based testing facility Microbac Laboratories has found that Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) technology, which is already widely used as a disinfectant in the dental industry, is effective not just in preventing oral problems, but in fighting germs that may cause sickness. When incorporated into mouthwash, it serves as a disinfectant for your mouth.

Following this discovery, Closeup harnessed the power of CPC technology, making what was previously available at the dentist's clinic accessible for use at home.

The new Closeup Active Defense Mouthwash fights bacteria in the mouth, effectively killing harmful germs in 30 seconds while protecting teeth and gums. It contains no alcohol, giving you fresh breath with no harshness or burning sensations.

“Unlike other precautions adopted during the pandemic, the use of mouthwash is already second nature for many people. This makes it an easy habit to add to one’s safety regimen—make sure to use CPC Technology by rinsing with Closeup Active Defense Mouthwash” adds Glyn Roberts PhD, Head of Unilever Oral Care Research and Development. “Let’s consider oral hygiene, because every bit of protection helps.”

For more information on Closeup and other public health efforts from Unilever, check out Closeup Philippines and Unilever Research.

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