Löe Makes Advances in the Prevention of Plaque and Gingivitis

The results confirmed previous observations (Löe and Rindom Schiött 1969, 1970) that two daily mouth rinses with a 0.2 percent solution of chlorhexidine effectively prevent plaque formation, and authors concluded that complete inhibition of plaque and prevention of gingivitis may be achieved by daily application of chlorhexidine, provided the agent is administered in such a way that it reaches all tooth surfaces.