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Could X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus Deactivate SARS-CoV-2, the Virus Responsible for COVID-19?

July 7, 2021
by Marley


The answer is YES. Oral Science is pleased to share some fantastic news. The results of a recent in-vitro study conducted by the Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University demonstrated that X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ can completely inactivate in-vitro, in 60 seconds or less, 98.74% of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

As you know, dental offices are settings of droplet and aerosol-generating procedures. Since the mouth offers favorable conditions for infection with the SARS-CoV-2, Canadians are expecting dental clinics to offer an optimal environment to keep them safe against COVID-19. Beside the standard precautions and disinfection controls, pre-procedural oral rinses are universally recommended to reduce the number of oral microorganisms and potentially minimize the spread of contaminated aerosols.

With the guidance of collaborators such as Dr. Michael Glogauer (Head of Dental Oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) and as part of our contribution to fight COVID-19, we decided to study our own X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ to learn if it could be effective to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus since its new patented formulation contains many proven ingredients like Citrox®, xylitol, cetylpyridinium chloride and sodium fluoride.

Conducted in January 2021 at the Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University, this in-vitro study confirmed the cytotoxic effects of X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ 0.2% and the X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ 0.05% to SARS-CoV-2 viral cells and exhibited virucidal activity, reducing the virus below the limit of detection after a 1-minute contact time. These results showcase Oral Science’s commitment to offer the best quality of products for pre-procedural and home-care oral rinses.

We praise the efforts of dental professionals who have deployed paramount efforts to maintain safe practices by applying the most stringent infection prevention and control protocols. Based on the results of the in-vitro study, Oral Science is convinced that

X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ must be considered among these practices to keep Canadians safe from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ is available in different bottle sizes.

4L Bottle (New & Ideal as a Pre-Procedural Rinse)

  • 0.05% Sodium Fluoride – Mint Flavour

500ML Bottles

  • 0.05% Sodium Fluoride – Mint Flavour
  • 0.05% Sodium Fluoride – Grape Flavour
  • 0.2% Sodium Fluoride – Mint Flavour

1L Bottles

  • 0.05% Sodium Fluoride – Grape Flavour
  • 0.2% Sodium Fluoride – Mint Flavour

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