Mouthwash Proven to Reduce Plaque and Gingivitis

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.

For more help choosing a good mouthwash contact

J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry

103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101

Huntersville, NC 28078 Phone: (704) 948-1300


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