Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthwash in Plano, TX
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthwash in Plano, TX

How Should You Use Chlorhexidine Gluconate?

Use the chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse as your dentist prescribes or twice daily after brushing your teeth. Use the measuring cup provided and pour out the designated amount of rinse, swish it around the mouth vigorously for 30 seconds and spit it out. If you need further assistance, contact the dentist near you or our dental office in Plano, TX, for help.

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate is a germicidal mouthwash that reduces bacteria in the mouth.

Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis (swelling, redness, bleeding gums) and is usually prescribed by Dr. Z to treat such issues. However, chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is not for treating all types of gingivitis. You should consult with Dr. Z to see what treatment is best for your oral health issues.  Chlorhexidine gluconate should be used only to treat the condition Dr. Z prescribed it for.

  • Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same gum symptoms you have.

Taking care of your teeth and gums is important for oral health. If you wind up with gingivitis, your dentist may prescribe chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse to help remove the bacteria on the gums and teeth.

Side Effects of Using Chlorhexidine Gluconate

  • When using chlorhexidine gluconate, the teeth may become more prone to staining, as will the tongue and gums, so brushing, flossing, and rinsing properly after eating and drinking are important.
  • Calcium deposits may also form more easily on the teeth, meaning these may have to be removed.
  • It is important to read health and safety warnings before use and discuss any potential concerns you may have about the product with your dentist before beginning treatment.

Visit a Dentist Near You

Chlorhexidine gluconate may also be used for purposes not listed here. Schedule an appointment at SS Dental in Plano today to visit with Dr. Z and determine the best course of treatment for your oral health.