The Oral Well being Basis has partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the makers of LISTERINE® to create and publish ‘The Dental Professional’s Guide to Mouthwash Use.

The brand new six-page information has been created as a plaque administration instrument so that you can assist sufferers take management of their very own oral well being at residence.

The booklet covers the function of mouthwash as a part of the day by day oral well being routine, in addition to suggestions for mouthwash use primarily based on the most recent accessible proof.

In line with current analysis by the Oral Well being Basis, virtually half (49%) of the survey individuals don’t use mouthwash commonly whereas multiple in three (36%) by no means use it.2

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Govt of the Oral Well being Basis believes mouthwash is usually a key part of day by day oral hygiene but has been misplaced amongst most of the people.

Dr Carter says: “A affected person’s residence routine is essentially linked to their oral well being standing.  The important thing to growing and sustaining good oral well being is efficient day by day plaque removing that may be independently achieved by the affected person.

“Whereas mechanical cleansing dislodges plaque micro organism, knowledge means that this isn’t sufficient in a majority of individuals to keep up good ranges of oral well being.  Due to this fact, as an addition to brushing and interdental cleansing, we’d advocate using an efficient antimicrobial mouthwash.”

The toolkit additionally has recommendation about altering affected person behaviour, to extend their chance of adopting day by day mouthwash use at residence.

It additionally consists of details about the various kinds of mouthwash accessible and its function inside plaque administration.

The Dental Skilled’s Information to Mouthwash Use may be downloaded from the charity’s web site whereas a bodily copy of the information is being included as a part of December’s version of The Probe.


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  1. ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION (2020) ‘Nationwide Smile Month 2020 Survey’, UK, April 2020.