Triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that aid in the prevention of oral gingivitis and plaque. Because toothpastes and gels containing triclosan help protect the mouth from bacteria that cause gingivitis and plaque, these products are considered to be medicines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Triclosan […]

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Fluoride

Fluoride is an anti-cavity active ingredient available in over-the-counter (OTC) products that help prevent tooth decay and cavities (also known as caries), such as toothpastes, mouthwashes, and rinses. The most commonly used types of fluoride are sodium fluoride, sodium monofluorophosphate, and stannous fluoride. Fluoride can be the only active ingredient in an anti-cavity medicine or […]

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