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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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To determine whether the presence of a protein-digesting enzyme, proteinase K, and a DNA coprecipitant significantly increased DNA yield, a pooled mouthwash sample was prepared.
This beneficial effect was totally eradicated two hours after exercise for participants given the antibacterial mouthwash.
The various contributors involved in the value chain of Mouthwash Liquid include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers.
"We ordered to withdraw all stock from the public health sector in Bahrain and ordered an end to the sale and distribution of the mouthwash to the market.
Finally, if you still feel you need a mouthwash, there are brands that contain neither sodium lauryl sulphate nor anti-septic, sold as being extra gentle for those with "sensitive gums."
Transparent here means the mouthwash does not have a color pigment.
Nearly all popular mouthwash solutions include ingredients that kill bacteria - both the good and bad, the study authors stated.
To prevent inadvertent removal of commensal bacteria in the oral cavity, participants also abstained from teeth cleaning, flossing, and use of mouthwash during the 18 hours prior to each test.
Other oral hygiene measures taken by the patients were the use of interdental tooth brush ( 23.2%) and mouthwashes (32.6%).
Various solutions are used as mouthwash. Tap water might be plentiful and economical; however, it is a source of nosocomial infections and is therefore not recommended.
Kowitz et al.(37) have reported the irritating effect of mouthwashes to the oral mucosa by demonstrating the occurrence of epithelial peeling, mucosal ulceration and inflammation, gingivitis, and petechiae in twenty fifth of 104 dental and dental hygiene students who used 20 ml of a mouthwash for five seconds, twice daily, during a 2-week period.
Whilst mechanical controls such as twice daily brushing and daily flossing can help control the microbial populations, it has been proposed that additional methods are required to control bacterial plaque formation, such as with the use of antimicrobial dentrifices or anti-plaque mouthwashes. With previous studies having demonstrated efficacy of some plant extracts reducing microbial growth in subgingival plaques leading to reduction of symptoms, authors of the present study aimed to assess the therapeutic effect of a polyherbal mouthwash formulation containing Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Zingiber officinale (ginger) and Calendula officinalis (marigold) in patients with gingivitis.