<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today

partly true



Using mouthwash daily can cause diabetes.

The use of mouthwash twice or more daily is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, but the direct relation needs further validation.

Over-the-counter mouthwash is part of routine oral care for many. Mouthwash may help prevent gum disease and reduce dental plaque. Researchers during the study found that people using mouthwash twice daily have a significantly elevated risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes. Most mouthwashes contain antibacterial ingredients, which could impact oral microbes critical for nitric oxide formation and susceptible to metabolic disorders, including diabetes. The percentage of the population using mouthwash once per day had a lower risk of diabetes compared to someone who used mouthwash less than twice daily or not at all. Moreover, the potential adverse effects of long-term everyday use have not been evaluated, and hence it needs further validation to establish a direct relation to it.

Have a question or correction?

Please tell us if you think this claim had been misjudged or requires correction by sending us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and do some additional research to double check if we can verify the new information

Fact Check of the Day


The Arizona election audit found tens of thousands of illegitimate ballots.