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Plaque inhibition: the science and application of oral rinses.

Abstract

The adjunctive use of therapeutic mouthrinses provides a way of overcoming deficiencies in mechanical tooth cleaning. Through direct destruction of susceptible oral bacteria or through the prevention of bacterial adhesion and aggregation, therapeutic mouthrinses are a well-accepted means of interrupting the accumulation and progression of oral biofilms, which in turn may interrupt or prevent the progression of gingivitis. Therefore, therapeutic mouthrinses play an important role in the treatment and prevention of gum disease and in the maintenance of oral health.

Authors

Demke R

Institution

Marquette Dental School. richard.demke@us.sunstar.com

Source

Dentistry today 31:2 2012 Feb pg 96-101; quiz 101, 95

MeSH

Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Bacteria
Bacterial Adhesion
Biofilms
Dental Plaque
Gingivitis
Humans
Mouthwashes
Periodontal Diseases
Toothbrushing

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22413389