Colgate<sup>®</sup> Plax<sup>®</sup> Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Colgate® Plax® Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Provides a shield of protection for your patients, kills up to 99% of germs on contact1, and keeps working for 12 hours2—with a non-alcohol formula.

References: 1. Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. April 2013. 2.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. May 2013. Results improve with continued twice-daily use.

Ingredients

Active ingredients

0.05% w/w Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC)

Inactive ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Poloxamer 407, Polysorbate 20, Flavor, Sodium Fluoride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Saccharine, Menthol, CI 42051, CI 19140

Mode of Action

Colgate® Plax® Alcohol Free Mouthwash contains 0.05% Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC), provides your patients with clinically proven 12 hour protection against bacteria and plaque. Your patients’ mouths stay cleaner, fresher and healthier.

Proof of Efficacy
  • Fights plaque and bacteria for up to 12 hours1
  • Kills 99% of bacteria on contact2
  • A pre-procedural rinse that helps significantly reduce the number of aerosolized bacteria
  • Helps reduce plaque and gingivitis3,4,5


References: 1.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. May 2013. 2.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. May 2013. Results improved with continued twice-daily use.3.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. December 2012.4.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. December 2012.5.Data on file. Colgate-Palmolive Company. June 2013.

A clinical study to assess the 12-hour antimicrobial effects of cetylpyridinium chloride mouthwashes on supragingival plaque bacteria

He S, Wei Y, Fan X, Hu D, Sreenivasan PK.

Results: Subjects rinsing with the CPC-containing mouthwash realized a statistically significant (p<0.05) reduction in numbers of supragingival anaerobic bacteria at the 12-hour evaluation after a single use. In comparison to the control mouthwash, use of the CPC mouthwash in an alcohol base resulted in a 35.3% reduction in numbers of anaerobic plaque bacteria, while the CPC mouthwash in an alcohol-free base demonstrated a 34.5% reduction. Further, the analysis after twice-daily use for 14 days indicated that the CPC mouthwash in an alcohol base demonstrated a 73.8% reduction in anaerobic plaque bacteria, while the CPC mouthwash in an alcohol-free base demonstrated a 70.9% reduction in anaerobic plaque bacteria versus the control mouthwash.

Drug Facts

Active Ingredient: Cetylpyridinium Chloride (0.05%).

Purpose: Antigingivitis/Antiplaque.

Use: Kills up to 99% of bacteria & helps control bad breath 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Warnings: Ask a dentist if condition persists or worsens after regular use. Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Cap sealed with printed band.

Directions: Adults and Children 12 Years of Age and Older: Rinse for 30 seconds with 20 ml (4 teaspoonfuls) twice a day. Do not swallow. Children 6 Years to under 12 Years of Age: Supervise use. Children Under 6 Years of Age: Do not use.

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Poloxamer 407, Polysorbate 20, Flavor, Sodium Fluoride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Saccharin, Menthol, CI 42051, CI 19140.

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