Therapeutic Mouthwashes/ Oral Rinses

A gargle of mouthwash or an oral rinse can be an important step in maintaining good oral hygiene. The products below contain ingredients that are effective against bacteria, so using them to rinse may help reduce plaque, gingivitis, cavities, and bad breath. Also see general use toothpaste.

Product Name Percent of Pharmacists' Votes
Listerine 42.0%
Crest Pro-Health 21.0%
ACT 17.0%
Colgate Peroxyl 13.0%
Colgate Phos-Flur 3.0%
Orajel Antiseptic Mouth Sore Rinse 3.0%
Biotene 1.0%

See Other Therapeutic Mouthwashes/ Oral Rinses Products

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