antiseptic

Chlorhexidine Mouthwash: An Overview

Chlorhexidine (aka chlorhexidine gluconate) is antiseptic. It’s used at St. Lawrence Dentistry and as a take-home rinse by many of our valued patients. It can also treat yeast contaminations of the mouth and is helpful against a range of microbes. It came into clinical use in the 1950s and is obtainable by prescription in Canada.

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Hydrogen Peroxide as an oral rinse

Mississauga residents have many choices for oral rinses. Hydrogen peroxide rinse is a gentle antiseptic used to ease minor mouth tenderness (e.g., attributable to canker/cold sores, gum inflammation, dentures, orthodontic appliances). Hydrogen peroxide was developed in 1818 by French chemist Louis Jacques Thénard (1777–1857), and dental practices have used it for nearly 100 years. It’s

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