Schedule your next appointment to experience our new mouth rinse that not only tastes great but also kills COVID-19!

Overview

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to impact our daily lives, companies such as Iotech International and Mundipharma Singapore have made strides forward in protecting both dental teams and their patients. Recently, researchers have determined that povidone-iodine (PVP-I) products, specifically gargle and mouthwash, can kill 99.99% of the virus that causes COVID-19 within 30 seconds.

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What are the benefits of iodine?
For years medical professionals have been utilizing iodine to rapidly kill a wide range of germs, including viruses, bacteria, spores, and more. Iodine quickly targets viruses and prevents the development of potential bacterial resistance, making it the optimal germ-killing agent. Prior to the discovery of iodine’s usefulness with COVID-19, many dental offices utilized iodine mouth rinses to control periodontal disease, making it a very versatile tool within the dental field.

Why should you use an iodine rinse?
In the past, many iodine rinses did not taste pleasant and often stained patient’s teeth. However, that is no longer the case with the rinse now utilized within our office. The ioRinse™ from Iotech International not only provides the benefit of killing viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, but also leaves your mouth feeling as clean and fresh as it does after an appointment with a hygienist. Additionally, the use of this mouth rinse will protect you and our team during your important dental procedures.

Additional Information

Here at Swiss Dental Center, we are using ioRinse to keep patients safe and healthy.
Below is some additional information about ioRinse taken from Iotech International’s FAQ. The full list and response to commonly asked questions about ioRinse can be found at: https://www.iotechinternational.com/copy-of-about.

I am allergic to shellfish. Is it safe to use ioRinse?
Yes. Shellfish allergy is not due to the iodine content but rather to a protein in shellfish unrelated to iodine.

I had a reaction to contrast media used in imaging. Will ioRinse affect me?
​During imaging procedures, a large volume of contrast media is injected directly into the bloodstream. That can shock the system. Contrast media also may contain other ingredients shown to cause strong sensitivity reactions which are not present in our mouth rinse. Since ioRinse is not intended for ingestion and because only a very small percentage of the population have a true iodine allergy, a reaction to iodine contrast media does not necessarily mean that someone will be sensitive to ioRinse.

What is the difference between iodide and molecular iodine?
​Iodide is a salt of iodine which is used to treat iodine deficiency and protect from radiation poisoning. Molecular iodine, the main active in ioRinse accounts for the far superior performance of ioRinse, compared to iodide.

I read that taking too much iodine is bad for the thyroid. Is this a problem with ioRinse use?
​Iodide salts are actively transported into the thyroid, where they accumulate. Molecular iodine does not preferentially build up in the thyroid gland and excess is excreted in the urine. Also, ioRinse is not for ingestion, so thyroid toxicity is not a concern with ioRinse use.

Anderson, D.E., Sivalingam, V., Kang, A.E.Z. et al. Povidone-Iodine Demonstrates Rapid In Vitro Virucidal Activity Against SARS-CoV-2, The Virus Causing COVID-19 Disease. Infect Dis Ther 9, 669–675 (2020).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40121-020-00316-3
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