Research studies have indicated effectiveness from a chlorhexidine gluconate rinsing agent against bacterial plaque and gingivitis can be attributed to:
Which of the following factors requires the MOST consideration when recommending mouthrinsing as an adjunctive plaque control method:
Mouthrinsing can effectively serve as a viable and practical adjunctive approach to mechanical home care regimens that can:
The role of mouthrinsing has become increasingly important in reducing plaque and gingivitis thereby requiring the dental professional to become aware of the efficacy of the rinsing products, modes of administration, mechanisms of action, and clinical effectiveness.
A chemotherapeutic oral rinse that can inhibit plaque and is generally viewed as the gold standard against a broad range of bacteria is:
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dental Plaque Subcommittee, only two antimicrobial systems for over-the-counter rinses have been determined safe and effective for the treatment of plaque-induced gingivitis, including:
Alcohol-free mouthrinses are suitable and/or desirable for patients suffering from:
According to the FDA Dental Plaque Subcommittee, the acceptable concentration range for high bioavailable Cetylpyridinium chloride formulas to be considered safe and effective in over-the-counter antiplaque/antigingivitis rinses is:
All of the following are effects from long-term use of chlorhexidine gluconate rinses except _____________.
New flavors and alcohol-free formulas of mouth rinses now offer assistance with bacterial reduction, gingival improvements and pleasant usage experiences.
Overall, therapeutic rinses are not intended to replace proper mechanical hygiene methods, yet can and will provide assistance in improving gingival health when specifically designed recommendations are followed properly.
The following mouthrinsing agents have been clinically proven to reduce gingivitis and plaque in long-term trials:
Clinical studies have shown that incorporating a therapeutic rinse in an oral hygiene regimen with a therapeutic dentifrice _______________ plaque levels.
Factors to consider when recommending a mouthrinsing agent to assist with compliance include:
The active ingredient available in an over-the-counter alcohol-free rinse formulation for the treatment of plaque-induced gingivitis is: