Dentyl Mouthwash FAQs

The only mouthwash that shows you the results in the sink

Dentyl mouthwash doesn’t just give you fresh breath. The unique dual-action formula, which contains the powerful antimicrobial agent Cetylpyridinium Chloride, physically lifts and removes plaque and bacteria from the mouth, which you can see instantly when you rinse.

Not Your Average Mouthwash

Dentyl Mouthwash combines anti-microbial Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) with Isopropyl Myristate (IPM), an oil derived from plants. When shaken together, this oil-in-water solution binds to the plaque bacteria on the teeth and physically lifts them away.

How does this work? Normally the plaque bacteria cling to the surface of the tooth, digesting sugar into acids that dissolve the protective enamel layer and absorbing it.

This is how cavities form in the tooth, and why eating extra sugar speeds up tooth decay. When Dentyl Dual Action Mouthwash comes into contact with the plaque, the IPM oil coats each microbe, stopping it from clinging to the tooth by interrupting the bond.

Mixed in with the oil, the CPC antimicrobial solution is held in contact with the plaque, so it has more time to act on these microorganisms.

As you swish the mouthwash around your mouth, the force created is enough to lift the bacteria away from the tooth. Any plaque left behind is neutralised by the CPC, along with any other bacteria growing in the mouth.

This is the only mouthwash that uses this method to carry clusters of tooth-decaying bacteria out of the mouth and into the sink. Dentyl Dual Action gives you visible evidence that it is working to keep your mouth healthy, so you can feel confidently clean.

Alcohol Free

Dentyl Mouthwash is also alcohol-free, so it is gentle on your gums and inner mouth. When using alcoholic mouthwash, many people find their mouths dry out more easily, reducing the protective effect of saliva on the teeth. If there are cuts, ulcers or other abrasions in the mouth, alcoholic mouthwash can sting painfully, and many experience a burning sensation at the throat, akin to that felt after drinking neat spirits.

Our alcohol-free mouthwash is much smoother, using CPC to do the work of cleansing the teeth and gums. There’s no alcohol, so no sting, making it the perfect mouthwash for kids and the whole family.

Like any unique product, we get plenty of questions about Dentyl Mouthwash. If you can’t find what you want to know here, send your enquiries through the Dentyl mouthwash contact page.

Dentyl Mouthwash Frequently Asked Questions

Dentyl Mouthwash is a research-based, liquid oral hygiene product that cleans and freshens the teeth and mouth. The two-phase formulation consists of an oil phase and a water phase which are shaken together to activate the unique effects of this mouthwash.

The key ingredient in Dentyl mouthwash’s unique formula is Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) which is an antimicrobial agent contained in the water-based solution of phase 2. CPC combines with the bacteria, making them easily absorbed into the oil droplets of phase 1. This lifts and removes the plaque and bacteria from the mouth.

These particles, as well as food debris, are visible as colourful specks when the mouthwash is expelled into the sink, so you know it is working.

Oral micro-organisms (bacteria) sit within the biofilm/plaque on both the teeth and gums, and these micro-organisms have a negative charge. Dentyl Dual Action uses this charge to remove the plaque/bacteria from the mouth.

The cationic (positively charged) CPC in the mouthwash uses the bacteria’s anionic (negatively charged) properties to efficiently bind with them. Once bound, the charge of the bacteria is reduced, increasing their hydrophobicity (repelling of water).

The bacteria are then attracted to the oil droplets within the mouthwash emulsion – much like metal shavings are attracted to a magnet, for example.

This enhanced affinity for the oil phase allows Dentyl Dual Action to act as a carrier, physically lifting and removing these microbes (and therefore the plaque) from the mouth. The accumulated plaque, bacteria and food debris present as colourful specks in the mouthwash when it is expelled into the sink.

After rinsing, a fine film is then left behind on the teeth and gums to prolong the effectiveness of the mouthwash, so that it keeps working long after you have used it.

Several studies have been carried out to verify the mode of action and effectiveness of this type of dual action – oil and water – formulation. The key conclusions from some of these studies can be found below.

Dentyl Mouthwash should be used twice daily to maintain good oral health.

Avoid giving mouthwash to very young children as they may swallow it. Babies and toddlers are unable to ‘swish’ the mouthwash, but most children over 6 years old can use Dentyl Mouthwash easily. This formula contains no alcohol and mild, refreshing flavouring, making it comfortable for children to use.

Yes, all Dentyl mouthwashes have undergone rigorous clinical testing and are backed by scientific research. Our mouthwash is generally safe to use, but ensure that you follow the instructions on the label and don’t swallow it.

Dentyl mouthwashes contain sodium fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel to hinder plaque bacteria and prevent cavities.

No, Dentyl mouthwash is made with zero alcohol, reducing stinging in sensitive mouths.

Dentyl Mouthwash does not usually stain teeth, as it does not contain Chlorhexidine (a compound used in other mouthwashes known to cause mild staining).

The ‘bits’ you see when you spit Dentyl mouthwash into the sink are not contained in the mouthwash itself; they come from your mouth. These bits are clusters of plaque bacteria that have been lifted from your teeth by the mouthwash’s unique CPC formula, so you can see it working.

Dentyl mouthwash is available in the pharmaceutical or dental care section of most major supermarkets and chemists. Retailers include Asda, Superdrug, Boots, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado, Weldricks and Amazon.

Dentyl Advanced protections: Exclusively available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Amazon.

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