Frequently asked questions about ACT® Mouthwashes
How much fluoride do ACT Rinses and Mouthwashes contain?
All ACT products in an 18oz or smaller bottle, with the exception of ACT Total Care Dry Mouth, contain 0.05% sodium fluoride, which is equivalent to 0.02% of the fluoride ion. These products are designed to provide all the benefits of fluoride if used just once daily. Our 33oz bottles and 18oz Total Care Dry Mouth contain 0.02% sodium fluoride, which is equivalent to 0.009% of the fluoride ion. These products are designed to provide all the benefits of fluoride when used twice daily.
Why do the larger sizes of ACT contain less fluoride?
Fluoride is a regulated drug and, as such, the amount of fluoride sold to consumers in a single bottle is regulated for safety purposes. ACT 33.8oz bottles provide consumers with the maximum allowable fluoride concentration in an OTC rinse – 0.02% sodium fluoride, which can be used twice daily and provide all the benefits of fluoride.
If my town has fluoridated water, could my children get too much fluoride if they use an ACT Fluoride Rinse?
The chances are very unlikely. Given the relatively low concentration of fluoride in ACT products, and the fact that it’s not ingested, conditions associated with over-fluoridation such as fluorosis are not considered to be an issue. Please consult with your physician or dental professional about any health concerns you may have, as your physician is familiar with your children’s personal medical history.
Do ACT Fluoride Rinses contain sugar?
Although all flavors of ACT Fluoride Rinses are tasty, none contain sugar.
Do ACT Fluoride Rinses contain alcohol?
Most ACT Anticavity Rinses and Mouthwashes are alcohol-free and should not cause increased sensitivity or aggravate mouth sores. However, for additional protection against bad breath germs, ACT Restoring™ Mouthwashes and ACT Total Care Icy Clean Mint do contain alcohol.