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1. To wash lightly.
2. A solution used for irrigation or bathing.
A flavored or medicated solution swirled in the mouth, used to treat halitosis, oral infections, apthous ulcers, stomatitis, or dental biofilm (plaque).
CAUTION!Some alcoholics may occasionally abuse alcohol-based mouth rinses.
sodium fluoride rinse
A 0.05% aqueous solution of sodium fluoride also containing coloring and flavoring agents, used as a mouth rinse to help prevent dental caries.