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mouthwash

 
a solution for rinsing the mouth.

mouth·wash

(mowth'wash),
A medicated liquid used for cleaning the mouth and treating diseased states of its mucous membranes.
Synonym(s): collutorium, collutory

mouthwash

/mouth·wash/ (mouth´wosh) a solution for rinsing the mouth.

mouthwash

(mouth′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
n.
A flavored, usually antiseptic solution used for cleaning the mouth and freshening the breath.

mouthwash

[mouth′wôsh]
a medicated liquid used for cleaning the oral cavity and treating mucous membranes of the mouth. Many over-the-counter mouthwashes contain alcohol, which may contribute to surface softening and increased wear of dental resins and composite materials. See also mouth rinse.

mouth·wash

(mowth'wawsh)
A medicated liquid used for cleaning the mouth and treating disorders of the oral mucosa; also called mouthrinse.

mouth·wash

(mowth'wawsh)
Medicated liquid used to clean oral cavity and treat disorders of oral mucosa. Also called mouth rinse.

mouthwash,

n a mouth rinse possessing cleansing, germicidal, or palliative properties. Only some are approved by the ADA for treatment of gingivitis.
mouthwash, alcohol in,
n a key ingredient in commercial oral rinses; helps oil-based ingredients blend into product. Typically constitutes from 15% to 30% of the solution. Serves to decrease surface tension while increasing the rinse's astringent properties. May be drying to the oral mucosa.
mouthwash, deodorants in,
n a number of active ingredients including chlorophyll; added to oral rinses to decrease unpleasant smells that are the result of unbrushed teeth.
mouthwash, flavoring agents in,
n an additive in oral rinses designed to enhance the product's taste. Agents are typically derived from aromatic waters and essential oils.
mouthwash, sodium benzoate,
n a solution used prior to brushing teeth for the purpose of freshening the mouth. Long-term studies have not proved this to be effective in reducing gingivitis.
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It was found that 43 per cent of the participants used mouthwash at least once daily and 22 per cent used mouthwash at least twice a daily.
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The volunteers used each mouthwash only on the test day, allowing an interval of one week between tests.
Figures from the Adult Dental Health Survey revealed common dental products such as mouthwash and dental floss aren't being used as part of an all-round routine, with just 31% of people using mouthwash and just 22% using floss.