Antimicrobial actives are often found in oral health products, as antiseptics or preservatives. In mouthwashes and toothpaste, they are added to help prevent the build-up of plaque and gingivitis, and they can also help control bad breath and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
They are as well found in throat lozenges, often in combination with a pain relieving agent such as benzocaine. The use of antimicrobial throat lozenges can be beneficial in the treatment of minor throat infections caused by bacteria or fungi.
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