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Dentists often recommend or prescribe specialized therapeutic oral rinses to patients who have oral health problems such as gum disease, gum inflammation (gingivitis) and dry mouth (xerostomia), or those who have undergone periodontal surgery. Therapeutic rinses also are recommended for individuals who can't brush because of physical impairments or medical reasons. Other types of therapeutic oral rinses provide relief from oral pain. Topical antibiotic rinses, enzyme rinses and artificial saliva rinses also are available by prescription.
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