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The Effect of Chlorhexidine and Tea Polyphenols Mouthwash in Adolescent Gingivitis

Periodontal Disease is one of the common diseases of the oral cavity. It is not only common in adults, but also in children and adolescents. As the public recognition of health concepts is growing fast, oral health has been focused. Mouthwash plays an important role in the lives of people with periodontal disease by effectively inhibiting plaque and reducing the risk of getting periodontal disease. Adolescent gingivitis is a common periodontal disease in the adolescent population. At present, it has been recognized that periodontal disease is a multi-factor disease, among which dental plaque biofilm is the most important pathogenic factor. The bacteria and their products of dental plaque are indispensable initiating factors for periodontal disease, which directly or indirectly participate in the process of periodontal disease. The ideal mouthwash should be able to reduce the number of bacteria in the oral cavity, eliminate or reduce the microorganisms on the surface of the teeth and the oral cavity, and inhibit the accumulation of plaque on the gums, tissue pathogenic bacteria re-colonized in the teeth and periodontal pockets, and prevent the recurrence of gingivitis. By introducing the prevalence and pathogenesis of gingivitis in adolescence, we analyzed the effect of two types of mouthwash of chlorhexidine and tea polyphenols on the control of gingivitis plaque in adolescence and the mechanism of bacterial inhibition, as well as the effect on the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, and evaluated the clinical efficacy of chlorhexidine and tea polyphenols in the control of gingivitis in adolescence.

Tea Polyphenols, Chlorhexidine, Adolescent Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, Gonadal Hormone

Hai Tao Zhu, Wan Yun Lin, Mu Xiu Chen, Hong Yuan Tian, Ying Ying Li, et al. (2022). The Effect of Chlorhexidine and Tea Polyphenols Mouthwash in Adolescent Gingivitis. International Journal of Chinese Medicine, 6(4), 52-58.

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