Antimicrobials


Antimicrobial Mouthrinses For Plaque and Gingivitis Control

Mouthrinses may be helpful adjuncts to mechanical biofilm removal in efforts to maintain oral health.
By Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS, and Antonio J. Moretti, DDS, MS

An Evidence-Based Look at Denture Care

Dental hygienists need to remain up to date on best practices for denture care so they can effectively educate patients.
By Sopanis Dhanvarachorn Cho, DDS, MSD; Kamolphob Phasuk, DDS, MS; and John A. Levon, DDS, MS

Simple Solutions for Breath Malodor

A thorough understanding of the pathogenesis of breath malodor, as well as strategies for its assessment and management arm clinicians with the tools needed to address this common problem.
BY P. MARK BARTOLD, DDSc, PhD

Combating the Periodontitis Epidemic

Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS, discusses the importance of antimicrobial toothpastes in the fight against plaque and gingivitis.

The Battle Against Biofilms Continues

In this informative Q&A, Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS, discusses the role of antimicrobials in the reduction of dental biofilms.

Reduce the Bacterial Load

What the research says about the role of antimicrobial toothpastes in the quest for oral health.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Antibiotics and Dental Biofilms

The complexity of dental biofilms interferes with the ability of antibiotics to penetrate these destructive bacterial communities.
By Inessa A. Levitt, BA, and Richard L. Gregory, PhD

Chemotherapeutics in the Treatment of Periodontal Diseases

Treatment strategies combining the use of mechanical therapies and adjunctive chemotherapeutics enable clinicians to better manage periodontal diseases.
By Rebecca S. Wilder RDH, MS, and Maria Emanuel Ryan DDS, PhD

The Added Benefit of Antimicrobial Agents

Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS, provides an update on the use of antimicrobials.

Treating Periodontal Diseases as Infections

Walter J. Loesche, DMD, PhD, talks to Dimensions about the use of antibiotics and locally delivered antimicrobials in dentistry.



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