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Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml once a day.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Antimicrobial rinse

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one of many rinses that contain the antimicrobial agent Chlorhexidine gluconate- pros: may help control and\or prevent periodontal disease.
Cons- staining of restorations, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. See comments below to get more information on periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate).

In brief: Antimicrobial rinse

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one of many rinses that contain the antimicrobial agent Chlorhexidine gluconate- pros: may help control and\or prevent periodontal disease.
Cons- staining of restorations, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. See comments below to get more information on periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate).
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Dentistry

In brief: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a chlorohexadine rinse and you are supposed to swish and spit it out after 30 to 60 seconds.
It can be used twice a day, but you should follow the dentist's advice. More than twice a day does not give you any better results. Good luck.

In brief: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a chlorohexadine rinse and you are supposed to swish and spit it out after 30 to 60 seconds.
It can be used twice a day, but you should follow the dentist's advice. More than twice a day does not give you any better results. Good luck.
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