Studies suggest brushing teeth, gargling with mouthwash, could curb spread of COVID

Question is for how long

It’s not a cure, but researchers at Penn State University say gargling with mouthwash could help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Their study found using a dental rinse can kill 99 percent of the virus in about 30 seconds.

Likewise, a dental expert in Britain says simply brushing your teeth can be a preventative measure.

It makes sense theoretically says the Canadian Dental Association, noting most dental products are anti-microbial in nature. They would reduce certain bacterial loads for sure, but for how long is in question.