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

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.
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Antiseptic mouth rinse active ingredients and/or low pH may affect the hardness, gloss, color and wear of composite restorations.
Variables that influence the effect of antiseptic mouth rinse on a composite restoration are: age of the restoration, material composition and surface roughness.
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 (0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate, essential oils (menthol, thymol and eucalyptol) and methyl salicylate, 0.7% cetylpyridinium chloride and 20% aloe vera gel) for controlling plaque and gingivitis.