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3M™ Peridex™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse

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Provides antimicrobial activity during oral rinsing

Reduces certain aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from a range of 54-97% through six months use

Shows no significant changes in bacterial resistance or adverse changes in the oral microbial ecosystem

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Ways to purchase

  • Dental Patients
    Dental Patients

    Peridex is a prescription oral rinse. To purchase, please contact your dentist directly to submit a prescription on your behalf.

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Highlights
  • Provides antimicrobial activity during oral rinsing
  • Reduces certain aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from a range of 54-97% through six months use
  • Shows no significant changes in bacterial resistance or adverse changes in the oral microbial ecosystem
  • Prescription only

A Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% oral rinse for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis. Refill includes 12 - 16 oz bottles.

The clinical significance of Peridex oral rinse’s antimicrobial activities is not clear. Three months after Peridex oral rinse use was discontinued, the number of bacteria in plaque had returned to baseline levels and resistance of plaque bacteria to chlorhexidine gluconate was equal to that at baseline. Peridex oral rinse is indicated for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis. Patients with a known sensitivity to chlorhexidine gluconate should not use Peridex oral rinse. The effect of Peridex oral rinse on periodontitis has not been determined. Common side effects associated with the use of Peridex oral rinse include an increase in the staining of oral surfaces, an increase in calculus formation and an alteration in taste perception. Please see full prescribing information provided with the product.

Suggested applications
  • For use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis as characterized by redness and swelling of the gingivae, including gingival bleeding upon probing

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Frequently asked questions

Peridex is an oral rinse for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis as characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, including gingival bleeding upon probing.
Most patients use Peridex oral rinse for a short time, typically 1-2 weeks. However, your dentist may recommend that you use the product for a longer time based on your unique situation.
Peridex oral rinse contains the prescription-strength ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate. This ingredient is only available through your dentist or doctor at their office or via prescription. Chlorhexidine gluconate has years of clinical study and experience showing effective antimicrobial activity. In other words, it destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms.
Peridex oral rinse comes in a mint flavor. At this time, there are no other flavors.
Brush your teeth before rinsing with Peridex oral rinse.
Please check with your dentist and doctor before using the product if you are pregnant.
Peridex oral rinse can cause staining of the teeth. To minimize this, brush and floss daily, paying attention to areas where you notice discoloration. Stains can be removed by your dental professional during a normal tooth cleaning.
Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex has not been established in children under age of 18. The effect of Peridex on periodontitis has not been determined. Patients with a known sensitivity to chlorhexidine gluconate should not use Peridex. Common side effects associated with the use of Peridex include an increase in the staining of oral surfaces, an increase in calculus formation and an alteration in taste perception. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Ask your dentist if Peridex is right for you.
Please see full prescribing information in the brochure link above under Resources.

The clinical significance of Peridex's antimicrobial activities is not clear. Three months after Peridex was discontinued, the number of bacteria in plaque had returned to baseline levels and resistance of plaque bacteria to chlorhexidine gluconate was equal to that at baseline. Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex has not been established in children under age 18.

Peridex should not be used by persons who are known to be hypersensitive to chlorhexidine gluconate or other formula ingredients. The effect of Peridex on periodontitis has not been determined. Common side effects associated with the use of Peridex include an increase in the staining of oral surfaces, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. Please see full prescribing information provided with the product.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask your dentist if Peridex is right for you.