Mouthwash can significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, according to research by German scientists at the Ruhr University.
The research was conducted by a group of experts in molecular medicine and virology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, together with their colleagues from Jena, Duisburg-Essen, Nuremberg and Bremen.
The authors of the study emphasize that mouthwash does not kill the virus, but significantly reduces the risk of its spread. The results show that covid-19 virus particles are destroyed in the mouthwash.
The researchers studied eight types of oral water with different composition, which are available in pharmacies in Germany. Viral particles were placed in each of the waters, shaking for 30 seconds to simulate the effect of rinsing the mouth.
The results showed that all types of mouthwash reduced the presence of the virus to an undetectable level.