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Chlorhexidine( 0.12%) Effectively Prevents Plaque Accumulation Rate and Early Signs of Gingivitis: A Split Mouth, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled and Parallel Study

In a four-day, non-brushing model with supragingival irrigation suggests that chlorhexidine at a 0.12% concentration has superior anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effects compared to 0.1% chlorhexidine and essential oils.


Background: The aim of this split-mouth study was to compare the antiplaque and antigingivitis efficacy of different chlorhexidine (Chx) formulations and essential oils (EO) over negative control (steril saline) during the first 4-day of plaque accumulation on cleaned tooth surfaces. 

04 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Feb, 2016


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