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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i take chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse before sleeping? thanks in advance.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes, it's excellent: Yes, you can rinse with the chlorhexidene before going to bed. It's an effective anti-bacterial agent that reduces bacteria in your mouth. Before bed is a great time because you have reduced salivary flow while you sleep and the chlorhexidene sticks around in your mouth for a while after you spit it out.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Recommended: to use after breakfast and before bedtime. The chlorhexidine for long periods can cause a removable stain on the teeth.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes but...: I would follow the directions of the dentist whom prescribed the rinse for you.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could take chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse before sleeping?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes: Chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a mouth rinse prescribed to be use for mouth rinsing twice a day . You could use it before bed time and when you get up in the morning.

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