Brite Smile
Certol International
Cetylite Industries, Inc.
Chattem, Inc.
Colgate Technology Center
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Dentsply Sirona Preventive
Dr. Fresh, Llc.
Dr. Ken?s
Gebauer Company
Glaxosmithkline Plc.
Henry Schein
J & J Instruments, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
NOWsystem, Inc
Oral Biotech
OraPharma, Inc
Oravital Inc.
Oxyfresh Worldwide, Inc.
Pentron Clinical
Philips Oral Healthcare
Procter & Gamble Company
Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
StellaLife, Inc
Sunstar Americas, Inc.
The Natural Dentist
Thera Breath
Triumph Pharmaceuticals
Ultradent Products, Inc.
WOW Oral Care, Inc.



The sheer volume of oral rinses, many of which serve multiple functions (e.g., antiseptic rinses that contain fluoride) can be overwhelming for patients, who need professional advice to help them select the product that best suits their needs.

When used daily, the low concentrations (<.05%) of sodium fluoride in over-the-counter (OTC) fluoride rinses are believed sufficient to provide the residual levels needed to protect against decay. They typically have a relatively physiologic pH, many are alcohol-free, and some have reduced levels of cetylpyridinium chloride to prevent tooth staining.

OTC antiseptic rinses are especially beneficial for patients who are noncompliant with brushing and flossing. One of the most popular formulations includes eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, and thymol.

Moisturizing rinses are alcohol-free with a physiologic pH. One such product combines glycerin, xylitol, sorbitol, and propylene glycol, provides immediate relief for up to 4 hours, and can be used up to 5 times daily.

Prescription therapeutic rinses include those with higher fluoride concentrations, and antimicrobial products such as chlorhexidine gluconate (0.12%) oral rinse, which is  recommended for use between dental visits as part of a gingivitis treatment regimen.

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Microbial plaque is widely recognized as the primary etiologic agent in the cause of gingivitis and periodontitis. Mechanical means of plaque control (flossing and brushing) alone have...

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GUM PerioShield Oral Health Rinse by Sunstar Americas Inc. contains delmopinol 0.2% that breaks down plaque, so that it cannot adhere...
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PerioMed 0.63% stannous fluoride oral rinse concentrate provides consistent stannous and fluoride ion bioavailability and reduces tooth...
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PerioGard Oral Rinse (0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate) from Colgate Professional is a broadspectrum antimicrobial oral rinse that has been...
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PreviDent contains 900 ppm fluoride providing 4 times the fluoride concentrate of an over-the-counter rinse and is proven to provide up...
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SmartMouth Advanced Clinical Formula, which contains an FDA-approved active ingredient CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride), prevents the...
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ProDenRx Oral Rinse offers versatility as it can be used as a rinse or with an irrigator. The rinse is available in 3 flavors: Mint,...
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