Friday, September 5, 2014

Mouthwash For Gum Disease - Are There Any Good Ones?

Mouthwash For Gum Disease

There are both prescription mouthwash and commercial mouthwash available.  

When using either, you'll always want to be under the care of your dentist or periodontist.  They should monitor your situation.  Always tell them what you are using at home. 

The dentist can prescribe Chlorhexidine Gluconate - this is very powerful stuff and can ONLY be used for the short term.    Generally speaking, no more than 2 weeks tops.   One of the side effects is staining the teeth and therefore it isn't something you want to use long term.

Gum Disease Is A Big Problem

It really is.  Many dental professionals will tell you that gum disease affects about 75% or 3 out of every 4 people!  

Since gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, it is worth paying attention to.   If you have it, try your best to control it!   

Commercially Available Mouthwash.  

One mouthwash for supporting healthy gums is Perio Therapy.   It was created by a dentist and contains peppermint oil,  zinc and oxygenated compounds.  

That last is helpful because bad bacteria don't particularly like oxygen.  So giving them a lot of it tends to do some damage.  

I have a several items listed here for you to take a look at.   Each contains Perio Therapy Mouthwash.  

Contains 4 bottles of Perio Mouthwash Plus 2 PerioTherapy Toothpastes + A book to provide important information and understanding

1 bottle of PerioTherapy Mouthwash,  1 PerioTherapy Toothpaste and Moldable Trays to Keep Therapy Toothpaste Gel in Contact with the gums for a longer period of time

If you have questions, feel free to call...  



PS:  Get your free guide :  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps  


  1. I didn't know about the Perio Therapy. May have to try it if my gums act up again. Thanks!

  2. Hi Carla,

    Yes it can be helpful, what I think works the best for the most people (provided they use it properly is this:

  3. Good information. When I worked in Critical Care Chlorhexidine Gluconate was used for patients who were on the ventilator. When they improved enough to have the vent removed the mouthwash was usually thrown away. Thanks to your site I now know why.

    1. Hi Glenda, I didn't know they used it in the ICU or critical care. Yes, it kills germs but there are side effects.

  4. Thanks for this information, I am quite not a regular visitor at my dentist so this article of yours is so helpful! Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Bernie, I am glad that you found the information helpful. Always a great idea to get your regular checkups and cleanings done.