Periodontal Therapy: Is household bleach an effective biofilm killer?

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Author: Lynne Slim, RDH

Quote: For individuals with low incomes, such as prison inmates, 0.05% sodium hypochlorite as a twice-daily mouthrinse appears to be safe and effective in reducing supragingival biofilms and gingival inflammation. From a practical standpoint, twice daily rinsing with a mouthrinse that tastes only "tolerable" and can cause a burning sensation on the tongue may not be appropriate to recommend to most individuals.

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