Chlorhexidine gluconate is an antimicrobial and antiseptic oral cleanser. It was approved by FDA in 1986 and known to be highly effective in treating gingivitis and other oral infections.
Harmful effects of chlorhexidine mouthwash:
- Oral irritation
- Tooth pain
- Alterations in the general perception of taste
- Tartar accumulation
- Stains on the teeth and other oral parts
Chlorhexidine gluconate is sold as oral rinse solution in 0.12% concentration. For maximum effectiveness, do not brush or rinse with water or any other mouthwash immediately after you have used chlorhexidine mouthwash. It is also advisable not to eat anything for some time.
Pros and cons of chlorhexidine mouthwash:
Dentists usually prescribe chlorhexidine mouthwash for those suffering from gum diseases and who are undergoing dental treatment. This mouthwash kills the gum disease-causing bacteria and helps to maintain healthy oral hygiene levels. The stains on the teeth and other oral parts is one of the side effects of chlorhexidine as it is known to attach on to the hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
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