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Why do denstist precribe chlorhexidine gluconate?
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: To fight gum disease
Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis.
Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, .

In brief: To fight gum disease
Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis.
Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, .
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