CAN MOUTHWASH HELP COMBAT ORAL DISEASE?

The role of adjunctive chemotherapeutics in plaque reduction

83%

of people in the UK show signs of periodontal disease1

6th

Periodontitis is the 6th most prevalent disease worldwide2

66%

of people in the UK have visible plaque1

3.9 BILLION PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY ORAL DISEASE3,4

Untreated oral disease is a local and global issue

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY PERIO? +

UK Adult Dental Health Survey 2009

WHY IS EARLY INTERVENTION SO IMPORTANT

The presence of gingival inflammation was once considered a normal variation of health. We now know that gingivitis and periodontitis are a continuum of the same inflammatory disease6.

EVIDENCE FOR PREVENTION +

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MANAGING GINGIVITIS REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE

Interruption of biofilm maturation is critical in preventing gingivitis, the precursor to periodontitis.6

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BRUSHING8

  • Universal recommendation to brush twice daily for 2 mins with fluoridated toothpaste
  • For periodontitis patients, 2 mins likely to be insufficient
LIMITATIONS OF BRUSHING +
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INTERPROXIMAL CLEANING8

  • Daily use strongly recommended
  • IDB’s are the choice of device for inter-proximal plaque removal where gingival inflammation is present
  • The use of floss may have a role to play at healthy sites
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CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS ADJUNCTS8

  • Offers clear and significant improvements in managing gingival inflammation & reducing plaque
  • Mouth-rinses offer greater anti-plaque efficacy (vs toothpaste alone)

European Federation in Periodontology (EFP) 11th Workshop (2015)

HOW IS THE PLAQUE BIOFILM FORMED? +

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THE EVIDENCE FOR MOUTHWASH USE12

Clinical evidence highlights the benefit of using mouthrinse to reduce the prevalence of plaque, gingivitis and dental caries.

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CHX

CHLORHEXIDINE

What the research says: Significantly reduces plaque, as an adjunct to standard care – therefore it protects against gingivitis.

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EO

ESSENTIAL OILS

What the research says: Significantly reduces plaque, as an adjunct to standard care – therefore it protects against gingivitis.

Less effective than CHX in studies of <3 months, but effectiveness improved with increasing duration of use – essential oil mouthrinse is equal to or exceeds the effect of CHX at >6 months.

Disclaimer: EOs are not licensed in the treatment of gingivitis in the UK

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CPC

CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE

What the research says: Significantly reduces plaque, as an adjunct to standard care – therefore it protects against gingivitis.

May also be effective, but less  effective than EOs and CHX mouthrinses.

THE ADJUNCTIVE BENEFITS OF LISTERINE ARE PROVEN BY CLINICAL ANALYSIS13

37% of patients had at least half the sites in their mouth free from plaque in six months, compared with only 5.5% of those who used mechanical cleaning alone.

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LARGE SCALE

29 studies over 6 month duration

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DIVERSE POPULATION

Over 5000 patients

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META ANALYSIS

4 decades of data

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SITE SPECIFIC

500,000+ sites

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KEY TAKE-OUTS

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The weight of evidence indicates that prevention of gingival inflammation prevents periodontitis.

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Chemotherapeutics offer clear and significant improvements in managing gingival inflammation & reducing plaque

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LISTERINE® provides proven results in just 6 months with greater plaque free sites than brushing alone

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