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The long-term effect of a mouthrinse containing essential oils on dental plaque and gingivitis: a systematic review.
Reference: J Periodontol. 2007 Jul;78(7):1218-28.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17608576

Essentials Oils** Compared to Chlorhexidine With Respect to Plaque and Parameters of Gingival Inflammation: A Systematic Review.
Reference: J Periodontol. 2010 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21043801

A meta-analysis of six-month studies of antiplaque and antigingivitis agents.
Reference: J Am Dent Assoc. 2006 Dec;137(12):1649-57.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17138709

Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils and Their Isolated Constituents against Cariogenic Bacteria: A Systematic Review.
Reference: Molecules. 2015 Apr 22;20(4):7329-58.
Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25911964

The effect of an essential-oils mouthrinse as compared to a vehicle solution on plaque and gingival inflammation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Reference: Int J Dent Hyg. 2014 Aug;12(3):160-7.
Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24720368

Antibacterial activity of essential oils against periodontal pathogens: a qualitative systematic review.
Reference: Odontostomatol Trop. 2012 Dec;35(140):38-46.
Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23513511

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The effect of a mouthrinse containing essential oils on dental plaque and gingivitis.
Reference: Evid Based Dent. 2008;9(1):18-9.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18364689

Mouthrinses and dentifrices are effective antigingivitis and antiplaque agents.
Reference: J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2008 Mar;8(1):13-4.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18346694

Essential oils.
Reference: J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Mar;138(3):284; author reply 284, 286.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17332030

Extent and quality of systematic review evidence related to minimum intervention in dentistry: essential oils, powered toothbrushes, triclosan, xylitol
Reference: Int Dent J 2011; 61: 179-92.
Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1875-595X.2011.00055.x/abstract

Essential Oil Mouthwash (EOMW) may be Equivalent to Chlorhexidine (CHX) for Long-Term Control of Gingival Inflammation but CHX Appears to Perform Better Than EOMW in Plaque Control
Reference: Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice Volume 11, Issue 4 , Pages 171-174
Abstract: http://www.jebdp.com/article/S1532-3382%2811%2900132-1/abstract?elsca1=etoc&elsca2=email&elsca3=1532-3382_201112_11_4&elsca4=dental

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