A Review of the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Mouth Rinses for Oral Health
Received Date: Jul 05, 2018 / Accepted Date: Aug 31, 2018 / Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
This narrative review evaluates current evidence related to the effectiveness of various mouth rinses available in retail outlets considered to be anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis agents. There is a plethora of commercial mouth rinses available and it becomes mandatory for a clinician to understand the specifics of oral rinses to be able to choose an appropriate rinse for a patient. This review provides an insight on the available mouth rinses for the reduction of plaque and gingivitis as well as the rationale for their use, mechanisms of action, benefits, adverse effects and precautions.
Keywords: Mouth rinse; Essential oils; Chlorhexidine; Cetylpyridinum chloride; Antiplaque agents; Antigingivitis agents; Anti-infective agents
Citation: Farook FF, Said KN (2018) A Review of the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Mouth Rinses for Oral Health. J Oral Hyg Health 6: 246. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000246
Copyright: © 2018 Farook FF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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