Dentyl Mouthwash and COVID-19

At Dentyl we fully support the World Health Organisation and their recommendations on the preventative measures consumers should take to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage consumers to stay fully up to date with these recommendations, and ensure they adhere to the guidance published by their own governments and local authorities.

For the UK this guidance can be found at


There is currently no clinical evidence that mouthwash can prevent the spread of COVID-19

Consumers should continue to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, and maintain the appropriate social distancing measures.

While some mouthwashes contain alcohol, these do not contain sufficient percentages of alcohol to be effective.

Mouthwash can help consumers maintain an effective oral health routine, and at a time when dental surgeries are only able to help with emergencies this is more important than ever.

Mouthwash should be used as directed, swished around the mouth and spit out. Mouthwash should NEVER be swallowed or drunk.

We are aware of a recent study, led by Cardiff University’s Systems Immunity Research Institute, which supports the idea that using mouthwash should be considered as a way to reduce transmission of enveloped viruses such as COVID-19.

The findings of this study made reference to mouthwashes containing, among other things, cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), which is the main ingredient in Dentyl Dual Action.

You can read more about this study on this Sky News article here.

At this stage, there can be no certainty that mouthwashes containing CPC will be effective in combatting COVID-19.

However, the study recommended further research into whether existing mouthwashes on the market could help to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

We fully support this recommendation and will make every effort to assist in this research.