- List of ingredients
Aqua, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Poloxamer 407, Isomalt, Sodium Benzoate, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Aroma, Sucralose, Sodium Fluoride, Bisabolol, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ubiquinone, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Citrate, CI 42053, Citric Acid.
Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE or E243) does not itself have bacteriostatic or bactericidal properties. It is an innovative ingredient whose anti-plaque action helps prevent bacterial adherence to enamel.
LAE repulses bacteria and helps prevent them from adhering to enamel. It works in two ways. The electrostatic affinity between the N+ (quaternary ammonium) of the LAE and the PO43- (phosphate) of the hydroxyapatite (Calcium phosphate CaPO3) constituent of the tooth helps prevent bacterial adherence to tooth surface. The hydrophobic portion (-) of the LAE also repulses the bacteria and helps prevent them from adhering to the enamel.
There is no contra-indication to using the GUM ActiVital Mouthwash with prosthetics. Its formulation does not interact with dental prosthetics like alloys, ceramics and PMMA-based materials.
Thanks to its LAE hydrophobic and hydrophilic components, the GUM ActiVital Mouthwash can act as a surfactant. Surfactant molecules can adhere to the surface of the toxins left over by bacteria, preventing them from communicating with other cells and thus neutralising toxins.