Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 11th Nov 2020  CHX has well-documented plaque-inhibiting effects and is used as a compensatory biocide for abstention of mechanical toothbrushing after periodontal surgery.  Since the main side effect of CHX is tooth staining, this study was undertaken to determine whether CHX + ADS could maintain the plaque- inhibiting capacity of CHX while reducing tooth staining.  Based on the results, the authors concluded that 0.2% CHX + ADS was less effective in preventing plaque and gingivitis.  While 0.2% CHX + ADS produced significantly less tooth staining and mucosal discomfort, patients did not show a preference for either product.  The authors concluded that “CHX-only” is the treatment of choice due to its superior plaque-inhibiting properties. Link: https://www.practiceupdate.com/content/chlorhexidine-mouthwash-produced-significantly-less-plaque-than-chlorhexidine-with-an-anti-discoloration-system/108758/11/0/1 Share This !
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