Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

Study finds rinsing with mouthwash is a key step to keeping a healthy mouth

A recent study from Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide concluded that the use of a germ-killing mouthwash, along with brushing and flossing, effectively removes plaque and reduces gingivitis far more than brushing alone.

The study involved more that 130 people with mild to moderate plaque who were separated into two groups: one group brushed and used a germ-killing mouthwash twice a day and the other brushed and used a placebo mouthwash. The results were those using the germ-killing mouthwash reduced plaque by more than 26%, and 100% reduction in gingivitis. 

The study proved that mouthwash does more than simply freshen breath. It is an integral part of good oral hygiene.

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