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Essential oil gingival bleeding data for plaque/gingivitis needed -- FDA plaque subcmte..

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

ESSENTIAL OILS GINGIVAL BLEEDING DATA SUPPORTING PLAQUE/GINGIVITIS CLAIM NEEDED, Stanley Saxe, DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, recommended at a Dec. 10 FDA Dental Products Panel Plaque Subcommittee meeting in Bethesda, Md. Saxe was asked to provide a list of data recommendations for the ingredients thymol, menthol, eucalyptol and methyl salicylate, following a presentation by Listerine mouthwash manufacturer Warner-Lambert on the efficacy of essential oils. In a review of W-L data, Saxe recommended that the company conduct additional studies that use "bleeding as a measurement of effectiveness."



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