Chlorhexidine is one of the longest-standing antiseptics on the market and was introduced to the medical community in the 1950s. While it was widely prescribed for oral use, it’s largely been phased out. Patients of a certain age are likely familiar with its metallic taste and unfortunate stains that then have to be cleaned by a hygienist after use.
Good oral health means more than just a pretty smile. It’s an essential part of staying healthy, and in some cases, could mean the difference between life and death. Like other areas of the body, your mouth is filled with bacteria.