Hydrophobic agents for use in oral care products

Drug – bio-affecting and body treating compositions – Dentifrices


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424 52, 424 53, 424 57, A61K 716, A61K 718, A61K 720




The present invention discloses oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject an oral composition comprising from about 0.5% to about 90% of a hydrophobic solvent having a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than 7.0 and a surface tension of less than 50 dynes/centimeter measured at 2% by weight of solvent in water, and from about 10% to about 99.5% of one or more aqueous carriers; wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.

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