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What is chlorhexidine mouthwash used for?

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a germicidal mouthwash that reduces bacteria in the mouth. Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis (swelling, redness, bleeding gums). Chlorhexidine gluconate is usually prescribed by a dentist.

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In this way, how long should I use chlorhexidine mouthwash?

Until new evidence is found, it seems the generally accepted chlorhexidine mouthwash regimen is to swirl 10-15ml of it around the mouth for 30-60 seconds twice a day.

Additionally, what mouthwashes contain chlorhexidine? Chlorhexidine gluconate is a prescription germicidal mouthwash that decreases bacteria in your mouth.

What is it?

  • Paroex (GUM)
  • Peridex (3M)
  • PerioGard (Colgate)

Likewise, is chlorhexidine an antibiotic?

Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic agent. This differs from an antibiotic which targets only specific classes of bacteria. Chlorhexidine would fall into a similar category of antiseptic agents such as bleach. Unlike bleach, chlorhexidine is safe to use on the skin and other bodily surfaces.

What are the side effects of chlorhexidine?

Common side effects may include:

  • mouth irritation;
  • tooth staining;
  • dry mouth;
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or.
  • decreased taste sensation.

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