Effect of essential oils containing and alcohol-free chlorhexidine mouthrinses on cariogenic micro-organisms in human saliva.

@article{Albertsson2013EffectOE,
  title={Effect of essential oils containing and alcohol-free chlorhexidine mouthrinses on cariogenic micro-organisms in human saliva.},
  author={Katarina Wik{\'e}n Albertsson and Anitha Persson and Jan W V van Dijken},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={2013},
  volume={71 3-4},
  pages={883-91}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in saliva of mouthrinsing with essential oils and an alcohol-free chlorhexidine. MATERIALS AND METHOD Twenty healthy volunteers (mean age 59 years) participated in the double-blind randomized cross-over study. Three mouthrinses were used in 16 days rinsing periods in addition to their regular mechanical oral hygiene: a solution with essential oils (EO; Listerine), a solution with alcohol-free… CONTINUE READING