The pediatric population is one of the groups having age-specific oral hygiene requirements. Due to lack of manual dexterity, inability to spit till a certain age, and dependence on the caregiver for the performance of oral hygiene due to various other reasons present challenges in achieving a good oral hygiene score. This, therefore, warrants the use of adjunctive oral hygiene aids such as mouthwashes with therapeutic ingredients in children. Safety concerns over the use of chemical mouthwashes in children call for the need for mouthwashes with a high safety profile. This scoping review is an attempt to review the present literature regarding the interventions involving herbal and chemical mouthwashes and their effect on plaque, gingivitis, and cariogenic microflora in children.
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