A review of chlorhexidine and its use in special populations.

@article{alTannir1994ARO,
  title={A review of chlorhexidine and its use in special populations.},
  author={M A al-Tannir and Harold S. Goodman},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          116-22
        }
}
The purpose of this paper is to review the mechanism of the action, safety, and side-effects of chlorhexidine, and to provide guidelines for its use in special populations. Chlorhexidine has been used orally since 1959, primarily for the control of dental plaque. Chlorhexidine is a safe material, with low toxicity potential when used correctly. The most conspicuous side-effects are the development of yellow-brown stains on the teeth, tongue, and at the margins of anterior restorations, and an… CONTINUE READING

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