Chlorhexidine mouthwash is specifically formulated for use in treating and preventing gingivitis (gum disease), denture sores, oral thrush, gum ulcerations and to ensure good oral hygiene.
Chlorhexidine mouthwash has a peppermint taste and smells of menthol. You will find it for sale under the brand name Corsodyl, although generic formulations, such as Care Chlorhexidine Mouthwash, are also available.
Chlorhexidine mouthwash is available without a prescription. You can buy Care Chlorhexidine Mouthwash from most pharmacies and some supermarkets.
Chlorhexidine mouthwash contains an antiseptic called chlorhexidine digluconate.
This helps to remove bacteria and plaque from teeth when used in conjunction with good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day.
Chlorhexidine should be used twice a day.
Be aware: Chlorhexidine Mouthwash is not intended for long term use and should only be used for one month at a time. Longer use can result in staining of the teeth.
You should use Chlorhexidine mouthwash after brushing your teeth.
Before using Chlorhexidine mouthwash, rinse your mouth with water.
Toothpaste can prevent Chlorhexidine Mouthwash from working correctly if used before the mouthwash.
To use Chlorhexidine Mouthwash, pour 10ml into the measuring cup provided with the mouthwash.
Do not dilute Chlorhexidine Mouthwash with water.
Do not swig Chlorhexidine Mouthwash directly from the bottle as this can introduce bacteria into the mouthwash.
Swirl the mouthwash around your mouth for 30-60 seconds. Make sure to swish it thoroughly around your mouth for maximum benefit.
Spit the mouthwash into the sink.
Do not swallow Chlorhexidine Mouthwash.