Dentistry’s evidence base is always changing, making Henry Ford’s famous saying: ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’ particularly relevant.

If we consider current oral health levels, 66% of people have visible plaque, with many unable to achieve beneficial results consistently using mechanical methods alone (digital.nhs.uk, 2011; Barnett, 2006). 

But, did you know that daily rinsing with Listerine essential oil mouthrinse alongside mechanical methods provides statistically greater odds of having a cleaner and healthier mouth, which may lead to prevention of disease progression (Araujo et al, 2015)?

While recognising that change is not easy, introducing patients to a new oral care regimen may help them to improve their oral health.

With that in mind, why not re-evaluate your approach to oral health management, to see if a new at-home routine might make a difference to your patients?

To read more about the science and efficacy behind Listerine, visit www.listerineprofessional.co.uk.

References

Barnett ML (2006) The rationale for the daily use of an antimicrobial mouthrinse. JADA 137: 16S-21S

digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-dental-health-survey/adult-dental-health-survey-2009-summary-report-and-thematic-series (2011) accessed 5/8/19

Araujo MWB, Charles CA, Weinstein RB, McGuire JA, Parikh-Das AM, Du Q, Zhang J, Berlin JA and Gunsolley JC (2015) Meta-analysis of the effect of an essential oil-containing mouthrinse on gingivitis and plaque. JADA 146(8): 610-22