This New Study Says Mouthwash May Kill The Coronavirus In Just 30 Seconds

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As it turns out, your regular routine of brushing your teeth has the potential to kill COVID-19, that is if you use mouthwash.

That’s right, a new study has shown that over-the-counter mouthwash might help kill COVID-19.

According to the Independent, researchers at Cardiff University have discovered that specific mouthwashes can destroy the virus within 30 seconds, quick huh?

Keep in mind that while mouthwash may help kill the virus in your salvia, it has not be proven to be a treatment for COVD-19 since mouthwash cannot reach the respiratory tract or lungs.

More specifically, the study showed “promising signs” of mouthwashes containing at least 0.07% of cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) with being capable of combatting the virus.  

“If these positive results are reflected in Cardiff University’s clinical trial, CPC-based mouthwashes… could become an important addition to people’s routine, together with hand washing, physical distancing and wearing masks, both now and in the future,” Dr. Nick Claydon, a specialist periodontist, told the BBC.


Who knew that a daily mouthwash would be added to the list of products that can potentially help kill the coronavirus. I’m checking the back label of my mouthwash immediately!

According to Dr. Richard Stanton, we must also keep in mind that this study has yet to be “peer-reviewed and published,” meaning that the case must still be examined and checked by other scientists.

However, an upcoming clinical trial will show if mouthwash can combat levels of the virus within the saliva of patients with the virus at the University Hospital of Wales.

Research is also anticipated to be completed early next year in 2021.

From now and before I purchase my next mouthwash, I’m checking the label for cetypyridinium chloride (CPC).

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