Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v Antiseptic Mouthwash

Helps treat and prevent gum disease

Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v Antiseptic Mouthwash helps treat and prevent gum disease (gingivitis). It can also be used to treat recurring mouth ulcers, oral thrush, denture sores or simply for maintaining good oral hygiene. It contains Chlorhexidine Digluconate, a disinfectant and antiseptic, to reduce the formation of dental plaque and fight infection in the mouth.

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Helps treat and prevent gum disease
All ages
Suitable for Children, Adults and the Elderly
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300ml Liquid

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v Antiseptic Mouthwash Peppermint Flavour and Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2%w.v Antiseptic Mouthwash Aniseed Flavour. Aids prevention of dental plaque formation. Aids treatment and prevention of gingivitis.  Maintains oral hygiene. Promotes gingival healing following periodontal surgery.  Management of recurrent oral ulceration and treatment of denture stomatitis and oral thrush. Contains Chlorhexidine Digluconate. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Measure 10ml in the cup provided, rinse the mouth for about 1 minute, then spit out. Use twice a day.

Gingivitis (gum disease) – use as above for one month.

Mouth ulcers and thrush – use as above, continuing for 2 days after symptoms go.

Denture sores – use as above, also soak dentures for 15 minutes, twice a day.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

Peppermint Flavour

Aniseed Flavour

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

The best way to treat gum disease is to practise good oral hygiene.

This includes:

  • Brush teeth for about 2 minutes last thing at night before going to bed and on 1 other occasion every day using toothpaste that contains the right amount of fluoride, a natural mineral that helps protect against tooth decay
  • Floss teeth or using interdental brushes regularly – preferably daily, before brushing teeth
  • Do not smoke
  • Regularly visiting the dentist – at least once every 1 to 2 years, but more frequently if necessary


What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may have bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is not treated, a condition called periodontitis can develop. This affects the tissues that support teeth and hold them in place. If periodontitis is not treated, the bone in the jaw may be damaged and small spaces can open up between the gum and teeth. Teeth can become loose and may eventually fall out.

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly and children. Should only be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding if advised by a doctor. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

Did you know?

Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.

Most adults in the UK have gum disease to some degree, and most people experience it at least once. It’s much less common in children.

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