Management of Periodontitis with Oral-Care Products

Chapek CW, Reed OK and Ratcliff PA
Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Vol. 15, pp. 740-746; 1994


Chronic inflammatory periodontal disease is associated with bacteria. Gingivitis and periodontitis are still endemic, despite the fact that several antibacterial rinses are available for both prescription and over-the-counter purchase. Antibacterial rinses have not solved the problem. This article provides a retrospective analysis that documents the therapeutic capability of two new oral-care products in the management of periodontitis. The oral rinse and toothpaste are currently sold to dentists with no antibacterial claims.
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