July 10, 2020
by Regina Leader Post
Time to spit out your over-the-counter mouthwash. According to a new industry-sponsored study, CBD-infused mouthwash was just as effective at killing oral bacteria and offered “a much safer, efficient and natural alternative to alcohol and/or fluoride containing mouthwashes.” CBD-infused mouthwashes also performed better at killing bacteria than two popular OTC products.
Researchers drew sharp comparison between CBD-infused mouthwashes and those that use chlorhexidine, an active ingredient in many prescription-strength mouthwashes. Though effective, chlorhexidine includes some common, undesired side effects like teeth staining, taste loss, and increase of tartar on teeth. Patients shouldn’t use prescription mouthwash daily for this reason, researchers noted.
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