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1. To wash lightly.
2. A solution used for irrigation or bathing.

mouth rinse

A flavored or medicated solution swirled in the mouth, used to treat halitosis, oral infections, apthous ulcers, stomatitis, or dental biofilm (plaque).


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.
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Another recent 21-day 5-block study compared a witch-hazel-based rinse to several well-established commercially available oral rinses: CHG 0.12%, EO, CPC, and triclosan, but no placebo group was included.
The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial effects and cytotoxicity of oral rinses. Therefore, three different cell lines, including primary gingival fibroblasts, epithelial cells, and L929 cells, were exposed to a dozen different oral rinses.
The children, aged six to fourteen years old, were treated either with a fluoride-containing mouth rinse or a placebo (a mouth rinse with no active ingredient).
Do you recommend the use of fluoride rinses when the demineralization is seen developing?
(2013) Effects of caffeine and carbohydrate mouth rinses on repeated sprint performance.
interdental areas.389 Essential oil mouth rinses (such as Listerine) and Bisbiguanide mouth rinses (such as Chlorhexidine) have been reported as adjuncts to me- chanical cleaning by the American Dental Association (ADA).10
The post-rinse SP samples were collected 20 minutes after a 30-second rinse with either distilled water (Group 1) or 0.1 ppm ozonated water (Group 2).
It has been demonstrated that clinical application of chlorhexidine within the oral cavity, in the form of gel or rinses, is effective in reducing MS in both saliva and dental plaque (Twetman and Petersson 1997).
New Natural Dentist Antiseptic mouth rinse, formulated with menthol as its active ingredient, is said to be the only natural rinse to carry the Food and Drug Administration's over-the-counter drug label.
As the use of low-F concentration dentifrices is still a matter of debate, a comparison was made between the salivary F bioavailability after brushing with a conventional F dentifrice followed by a water rinse and after brushing with a low-F dentifrice without post-brushing rinse.
US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) data on Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in broiler chicken carcass rinses collected from 2000 through 2005 showed the annual number of isolates increased >4-fold and the proportion of establishments with Salmonella Enteritidis-positive rinses increased nearly 3-fold (test for trend, p<0.0001).