Mouthwashes and gargles
Superficial infections of the mouth are often helped by warm mouthwashes. A warm saline mouthwash is ideal, dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
Chlorhexidine has a specific effect in inhibiting the formation of plaque on teeth. A chlorhexidine mouthwash may be useful as an adjunct to other hygiene measures for oral infection of when toothbrushing is not possible.
Hydrogen peroxide has a mechanical cleansing effect from frothing when in contact with oral debris.