This informative table provides details about therapeutic and cosmetic mouthrinses.
The regular use of therapeutic mouthrinses may
help reduce the risk of gingivitis and, ultimately,
By Salayne Formica Escalante, BS, RDH, MSDH
This informative table provides details about the therapeutic
and cosmetic mouthrinses available.
Therapeutic mouthrinses offer dental hygienists an
additional modality during implant maintenance therapy.
By Laura J. Sleeper, RDH, MA
Preprocedural mouthrinsing reduces the number of transmissible microorganisms in
dental aerosols—possibly decreasing infection risk. By Mary Jacks, RDH, MS
With mouthrinse use an already accepted practice by many
patients, recommending a therapeutic product can help
them also fight plaque bacteria and gingivitis.
By Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD
While misconceptions about the safety of alcohol-containing
mouthrinses continue to circulate, scientific evidence demonstrates
not only their safety, but their efficacy as well.
By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, and JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
Reducing the oral cavity’s bacterial load is essential to
maintaining health. Here’s how antimicrobial mouthrinses
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS
Help patients improve their self-care regimens with these important adjuncts to mechanical plaque control.
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD
Address gingivitis, dental caries, and dentinal hypersensitivity with both over-the-counter and prescription rinses.
By Ann M. Bruhn, BSDH, MS, and Tara L. Newcomb, BSDH, MS