Spotlight on Alcohol Free Mouthwashes

The recent Adult Dental Health Survey (2009) has highlighted the continuing improvement in the Nation’s dental health, in particular the improved retention of teeth into old age. Despite this trend, issues still remain over the level of oral cleanliness.

There have been major advances in toothbrush design, including different types of powered toothbrushes available to the public. Yet the goal of reducing plaque levels down to those compatible to periodontal health seems to be a challenge to most. For these reasons, there has been increasing interest and research into the use of antiseptic mouthwashes, preferably alcohol free, as adjuncts to mechanical plaque removal.

This article considers the role of alcohol free antiseptic mouthwashes as adjuncts to mechanical plaque control. Download the full article by clicking here >>