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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.
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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.