Gargling with Antibacterial after Brushing Teeth Can Reduce Plaque

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Recent studies in the U.S., published in the journal General Dentistry states, rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash product was better than just brushing. Researchers said the effectiveness of the gargling is even capable of removing plaque and gingivitis cure than just a brush. According to a study from the Academy of General Dentistry as quoted by the Times of India.

The study involved 139 adult volunteers who have problems with gingivitis and plaque from mild to moderate. They were divided into two groups. The first group was asked to brush his teeth and gargle with mouthwash twice each day. While the other group was asked to brush his teeth and gargle with mouthwash fake (placebo) twice a day. They all observed for six months.

As a result, volunteers who gargle with disinfectant mouthwash reduced plaque by 26.3 percent compared to the only brushing teeth. They also found a decrease in inflammation of the gums up 20.4 percent compared to the just brushing teeth.

Researchers see this is different effectiveness. There are things that can not be reached when someone just rely brushing teeth.

“It’s simple. Gargling can reach nearly 100 percent of the surface of the mouth. While brushing teeth just focus on the teeth, which reaches only 25 percent of the mouth, “said Christine A. Charles, who led the study.

Charles added, brushing or flossing regularly do not make the mouth free of bacteria. In fact, there may still be bacteria left in the oral cavity. In volunteers who simply rinse premises placebo, only 30 percent that decreased plaque and gingivitis.

Based on these studies, it is recommended to add the events using antibacterial mouthwash rinse after brushing teeth. To brush your teeth should not be done too hastily. Perform a toothbrush and gargling it at least twice a day.


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