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Evidence for Mouthrinses as Adjunctive Therapy

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The individualized recommendation of therapeutic mouthrinses as adjunct tools can lead to better oral health.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the use of therapeutic mouthrinses as adjunctive aids to promote oral health, and list common agents whose action may support patient-specific, individually tailored recommendations.
  2. Describe the action by which therapeutic rinses aid in the prevention and management of dental caries and periodontal disease.
  3. Discuss how products containing xylitol contribute to caries prevention and xerostomia management.

This course was issued in the May 2019 issue and expires 5/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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