A recent study by the Faculty of Odontology, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain has shown that a mouth-rinse containing 0.05% cetylpyridium chloride (CPC) is capable of inhibiting plaque formation.
Participants did not brush their teeth during the 4 days of the study. Instead, they rinse their mouth with a negative control (similar to the test product, without active ingredients), a positive control (with 0.12% chlorhexidine and CPC) or the test product (with 0.05% CPC).
The plaque inhibitory effect of the 0.05% CPC mouth-rinse was confirmed in terms of plaque index, gingival inflammation and microbiological variables.
García V, Rioboo M, Serrano J, O'Connor A, Herrera D, Sanz M. Plaque inhibitory effect of a 0.05% cetyl-pyridinium chloride mouth-rinse in a 4-day non-brushing model. Int J Dent Hyg. 2011 Nov;9(4):266-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2010.00490.x. Epub 2010 Nov 5.
What is Plaque?
Let the ADA explain what is plaque
Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Brushing and cleaning between teeth become more difficult when tartar collects above the gum line. The gum tissue can become swollen or may bleed. This is called gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
- Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
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