The regular use of germ-killing mouthwash alongside regular brushing can significantly reduce the development of plaque and gingivitis, compared with simply brushing alone.
That was the conclusion of a new study published in the January/February 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
According to the research, using mouthwash twice a day in addition to regular brushing significantly reduced the occurrence of plaque and gingivitis.
The findings came off the back of a six-month study of 139 adults with mild to moderate plaque and gingivitis who were separated into two groups, with one group using germ-killing mouthwash twice daily, while the second group used a placebo mouth rinse.
AGD spokesperson Janice Pliszczak said: ‘Results show that the group using a germ-killing mouthrinse reduced its occurrence of plaque by up to 26.3 per cent.
‘Furthermore, that same group showed a 20.4 per cent reduction in gingivitis.’
The study found that 100 per cent of participants using the germ-killing mouth rinse showed a reduction in gingivitis, while 30 per cent of the placebo group enjoyed the same benefits.
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