A quote from John Comisi, DDS, from Ithaca, New York in the February 2017 Reader’s Digest magazine: ….Gourlay warns against mouthwashes that contains alcohol because it dries gums and also increases the chances of infection…….Dr. Comisi recommends PeriActive, an alcohol-free oral rinse that works together with a combination of three botanical ingredients (Sambucus, Echinacea purpurea, and Centella asiatica) to calm any inflammation and enhance natural oral healing. He believes the rinse has been beneficial for his patients, noting that it's helped freshen their breath while simultaneously giving their overall oral health a significant boost.