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Tooth & Gums Tonic® earns the Editor’s Choice Award and Clinical Problem Solvers Award.

In a clinical review completed by 29 dental professionals and involving 974 patients, Tooth & Gums Tonic received The Dental Advisor Editors’ Choice award and a 5 out of 5 rating – the most prestigious award given. Dental professionals concluded that Tooth & Gums Tonic is an efficacious anti-microbial rinse that is non-staining and well-tolerated, providing a much needed solution for long term periodontal maintenance. 86% of evaluating consultants would switch to the Tonic and 93% would recommend it.

Evaluator comment: “A good alternative to chlorhexidine.
Source: The Dental Advisor, March 2016


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Proven Efficacy: Tooth & Gums Tonic vs. Chlorhexidine

In a 12-week trial, the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, compared the effects of Tooth & Gums Tonic and 0.12% chlorhexidine on gingival index (GI), plaque index (PI), pocket probing depth (PD) and reducing the levels of whole mouth and tongue malodor over a three month period.

The results of this study indicate that Tooth & Gums Tonic is as effective as chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque, gingival inflammation and oral malodor.(Malmström, 2007)


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Research on the impact of Essential Oils on Oral Health

Three herbal products including Tooth & Gums Tonic were found to be effective alternatives to chlorhexidine in the management of periodontal diseases

Title: Antiplaque efficacy of Tooth & Gums Tonic, Hiora-GA gel, and Spirogyl Gum Paint in comparison with chlorhexidine M gel: A double-blind randomized control trial. Jagadeeswara Rao Sukhabogi, et al.  Contemproary Clinical Dentistry, 2017, volume 8 Issue 1 Page: 42-47.



Efficacy of cinnamon, red thyme and other essential oils in the treatment of biofilms

Title: Selected Antimicrobial Essential Oils Eradicate Pseudomonas spp. and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms- Nicole L. Kavanaugh and Katharina Ribbeck, Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jun; 78(11): 4057–4061.



When used as an adjunct to unsupervised oral hygiene, EO provides an additional benefit with regard to plaque and gingivitis reduction

Title: The Long-Term Effect of a Mouthrinse Containing Essential Oils on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis: A Systematic Review – Judith E. Stoeken, et al, Journal of Periodontology, July 2007, Vol. 78, No. 7, Pages 1218-1228.



Cinnamon Oil is a natural anticandidal agent that can be effectively utilized for the control of the yeasts tested

Title: Anticandidal efficacy of cinnamon oil against planktonic and biofilm cultures of Candida parapsilosis and Candida orthopsilosis. Pires RH, et al. Mycopathologia 2011 Dec; 172(6):453-64.



Analysis of the efficacy of essential oil and other rinses on periodontal health

Title: Oral Rinses for a Proactive Intervention Approach to Periodontal Health.  Fay Goldstep, DDS – Compendium, Sept. 2014.



The results of the present study suggest that the adjunctive use of Essential Oils to a combination of subgingival ultrasonic instrumentation (SUI) and mouth rinsing is effective in reducing subgingival bacterial counts in both shallow and deep pockets

Title: Microbiological Effect of Essential Oils in Combination with Subgingival Ultrasonic Instrumentation and Mouth Rinsing in Chronic Periodontitis Patients – Toshiya Morozumi, et al.  International Journal of Dentistry Volume 2013, Article ID 146479.


In long-term use, the standardized formulation of essential oil mouthwash appeared to be a reliable alternative to chlorhexidine mouthwash with respect to parameters of gingival inflammation

Title: Essential Oils Compared to Chlorhexidine With Respect to Plaque and Parameters of Gingival Inflammation: A Systematic Review- M.P.C. Van Leeuwen, et al. Journal of Periodontology, February 2011, Vol. 82, No. 2, Pages 174-194.



The mouthrinses tested showed different levels of biofilm penetration. The essential oil rinse was superior to other rinses by all three of the in vitro measurements performed

Title: Penetration kinetics of four mouthrinses into Streptococcus mutans biofilms analyzed by direct time-lapse visualization, Wakamatsu, R., Takenaka, S., Ohsumi, T. et al. Clin Oral Invest (2014) 18: 625.


Although less potent than the chlorhexidine gluconate rinse, the herbal rinse was more effective than the essential oil rinse in inhibiting the growth of oral bacteria in vitro

Title: Antimicrobial Effectiveness of an Herbal Mouthrinse Compared With an Essential Oil and a Chlorhexidine Mouthrinse, Anne D. Haffajee, BDS, et al. JADA, May 2008 Volume 139, Issue 5, Pages 606–611.