CleanCert Ltd is highlighting the properties of its mouthwash, OraWize+ which reduces the risk posed by aerosol generating procedures and assists biofilm management during general and specialist dental treatment.
99.9999% effective against known pathogens, OraWize+ has a highly effective oxidising action – a property shown in studies from Wuhan to be required for the effective killing of Covid-19 in the mouth and in aerosols – and destroys harmful micro-organisms by disrupting their RNA (like DNA) which in turn kills their cell structure.
The product’s active ingredient has been tested against the stringent BS EN 14476, which evaluates virucidal activity in non-enveloped viruses, such as norovirus, and more friable enveloped viruses, such as HIV, influenza and coronaviruses. It has also been confirmed as a biocide by UK regulators – defined in European legislation as a “chemical substance or microorganism intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, or exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism”.
Mick Armstrong, BDA Chair, said: “We welcome the development of products that can be used to reduce viral load. As an adjunct to appropriate PPE, they can offer additional protection to colleagues treating patients during the pandemic.”
The mouthwash irrigant is temporarily available from CleanCert in 5L quantities at half price for use as an oxidizing biocidal mouthwash by dental teams offering emergency dental care. The product is nontoxic and free from alcohol, chlorhexidine and parabens.