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Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a stronger antimicrobial than listerine.
Listerine is good and will reduce gingivitis, but the active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is a more powerful.

In brief: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a stronger antimicrobial than listerine.
Listerine is good and will reduce gingivitis, but the active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is a more powerful.
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

What are you looking for. One is by prescription for gum issues and the other is a over the counter rinse.
So i would need to know what your oral condition is before making a recommendation.

In brief: Depends

What are you looking for. One is by prescription for gum issues and the other is a over the counter rinse.
So i would need to know what your oral condition is before making a recommendation.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Listerine is Better

because is almost as effective in killing plaque organisms as peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and has the advantage of being sold as a generic.
It is also available without a prescription and is much less expensive and doesn't stain teeth.

In brief: Listerine is Better

because is almost as effective in killing plaque organisms as peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and has the advantage of being sold as a generic.
It is also available without a prescription and is much less expensive and doesn't stain teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: Very DIfferent

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an oral anti biotic which affects harmful bacteria.
. Listerine, contains alcohol which will kill bacteria and dry out your mucous membranes. Use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) upon your doctor's recommendation. Use listerine as an adjunct to brushing and flossing to keep your mouth clean and feeling good.

In brief: Very DIfferent

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an oral anti biotic which affects harmful bacteria.
. Listerine, contains alcohol which will kill bacteria and dry out your mucous membranes. Use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) upon your doctor's recommendation. Use listerine as an adjunct to brushing and flossing to keep your mouth clean and feeling good.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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