In vitro cytotoxicity and antibacterial activity of hypochlorous acid antimicrobial agent
Cheng-Feng Tsai, Jia-Jia Chung, Shinn-Jyh Ding, Chun-Cheng Chen, Journal of Dental Sciences, 2023, ISSN 1991-7902
HOCl was tested against a range of bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Comparisons were made over a range of tests with NaOCl ("bleach") and other dental antiseptics. The authors conclude that "HOCl solution could be used as a potential mouthwash to reduce gingivitis and plaque, or as a root canal irrigant and in the treatment of peri-implantitis".