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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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Although research supports the effectiveness of antiseptic mouth rinse as adjunctive therapy to reduce plaque and gingivitis, patients must be advised that these products have little effect on periodontitis.
Strong evidence exists supporting the effectiveness of daily antiseptic mouth rinse used as an adjunct to mechanical plaque control to reduce or control plaque and gingivitis.
Purpose: Antiseptic mouth rinses are widely recommended and marketed to improve oral health.
Methods: Electronic database searches were conducted using Google Scholar and PubMed to identify articles comparing the effectiveness of 4 commercially marketed antiseptic mouth rinses differing in active ingredients (0.
Conclusion: Research supports the effectiveness of antiseptic mouth rinses in reducing plaque and gingivitis as an adjunct to home care.
The purpose of this systematic review was to address the following focused question: What is the effectiveness of commercial antiseptic mouth rinses in controlling plaque and gingivitis?
Dental professionals should be recommending antiseptic mouth rinses that have extended substantivity, however, consideration for the patient's taste preference, history of alcoholism, religious beliefs and/or their severity of periodontal disease must be considered when making a recommendation.