Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Do mouthwash claims stack up?

Professor Robert Hill was interviewed on channel 4 programme Supershoppers about the claims made by mouthwash products. 

8 May 2019

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Financial Times     

Professor Robert Hill was interviewed on channel 4 programme Supershoppers about the claims made by mouthwash products. One mouthwash product claimed its gold flakes had antibacterial properties and also anti-inflammatory properties. Professor Hill said: “I am somewhat sceptical of those claims to say the least. It may possibly have some benefits in terms of binding sulphur compounds in terms of bad breath, but  there are cheaper ways of achieving treatment. I think gold is largely a marketing gimmick.” 

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