Mouthwashes: do they work and should we use them? Part 3: safety of mouthwashes

Hodge, P. (2016) Mouthwashes: do they work and should we use them? Part 3: safety of mouthwashes. Dental Update, 43(8), pp. 728-733. (doi: 10.12968/denu.2016.43.8.728)

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Abstract

There have been numerous reports in the scientific literature investigating the possible association between alcohol-containing mouthwashes and oral cancer but relatively few epidemiological surveys have taken place and the findings have been equivocal. This article will address the controversial issue of the safety of mouthwashes and provide an objective assessment of the latest scientific evidence. CPD/Clinical Relevance: The evidence surrounding the safety of ‘over the counter’ alcohol-containing mouthwashes is evaluated. This provides guidance for dentists and dental care professionals of when it is appropriate to recommend mouthwash use to their patients.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hodge, Dr Penny
Authors: Hodge, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Dental Update
Publisher:Mark Allen Group
ISSN:0305-5000
Published Online:10 July 2016

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