What is Cetylpyridinium chloride?
Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is a well-known, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent used in over-the-counter rinses to promote dental health.
The chemical has antiseptic properties that are effective in killing bacteria and other micro-organisms.
CPC is recognised to be effective against plaque and gingivitis.
In addition to mouthwash, the chemical is present in a range of toothpastes, lozenges, throw sprays, breath and nasal sprays.