Chlorhexidine mouthwashes are #1 dentist recommended rinses proven effective against micro-organisms in the mouth. Chlorhexidine is a broad-spectrum ‘Gold Standard’ oral antiseptic effective against bacteria, yeasts, fungi, some protozoa, algae and viruses. It has high intrinsic efficacy and a prolonged ‘residual’ action.
Oradex Antibacterial Mouthwash contains 0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate and is alcohol, paraben and SLS free. Clinically proven, it is the preferred choice for the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, swollen and bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and other common oral and throat infections.
Uses and Benefits
Prevent dental plaque formation.
Treatment of gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore throat.
Promote healing after oral surgery, dental implants, extractions and periodontal surgery.
Control infection and reduce risks of aerosol contamination during dental surgery.
Suitable for all ages and those sensitive to alcohol.
User-friendly pleasant and soothing to the mouth without the side-effects of alcohol.
The Efficacy Of An Alcohol-Free 0.12% w/v Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthrinse (Oradex) UMA.S*, Dasan Swaminathan, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Materials and Methods
A group of 60 subjects (48 females, 12 males; age range 22 to 46 years), were recruited from the staff of the University Hospital. Prior to their participation, they were meticulously screened to ascertain if they conformed with the criteria for the study.
The trial design was a placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover type consisting of two 14-day test periods separated by a washout period of 4 weeks.
1. Plaque Score
Higher percentage of subjects were found to have improved plaque status when they rinsed with chlorhexidine compared to placebo (71.7% Vs 35%). The difference was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).
2. Gingivitis Score
Higher percentage of subjects exhibited improved gingival status when they rinsed with chlorhexidine compared to placebo (85% Vs 28.3%). The difference was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).
3. Papilla Bleeding Score
Higher percentage of patients had improved papilla bleeding status when they rinsed with chlorhexidine compared with placebo (90% Vs 45%). The difference was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).