By Marisa Gregoire, AAS and Kaitlin Karalunas, RDH, PHDHP, BS
The use of mouthrinses can benefit patients’ oral health in a variety of ways—from reducing caries risk to supporting periodontal health. Therapeutic mouthrinses are meant to inhibit oral disease, such as caries and gingivitis. They contain chemotherapeutic agents designed to reach hard or soft tissues and ingredients may be added to increase the longevity of therapeutic action.1Cosmetic mouthrinses are typically indicated to freshen breath, remove stain, and improve the appearance of teeth. They may include botanical ingredients to combat oral malodor. Depending on the intended outcome, each mouthrinse contains its own proprietary combination of ingredients.
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