By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD
QUESTION: Can a patient become resistant to chlorhexidine mouthrinse? What amount and what length of regimen are too much?
ANSWER: Antiseptic mouthrinses have well-documented benefits as adjuncts to mechanical plaque removal methods for reducing supragingival plaque and gingivitis. Antiseptic mouthrinses reviewed by the United States Food and Drug Administration and those carrying the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance have been proven in clinical trials to be safe and effective. Most patients can improve their oral health by incorporating an efficacious mouthrinse into their daily regimen of brushing and flossing.1,2
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