Management of Periodontitis with Oral-Care Products

Chapek CW, Reed OK and Ratcliff PA

Abstract

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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