The use of both therapeutic and cosmetic products is widely used in dentistry and these products may play an adjunctive role in maintaining oral health. For practical purposes these products can be placed into the following categories, namely: )1dental caries prevention, 2) reduction of sensitivity, 3) reduction of calculus formation, 4) formation, reduction of gingivitis, and 5) tooth whitening effect(s). The use of chemical rinses for the prevention and/or control has been documented in the published literature and have been beneficial in reducing the impact of oral bacteria prior, during and following treatment. There are several therapeutic rinses that have been used for home use and these include 1) Phenolic-Related Essential Oils, 2) Triclosan, 3) Chlorhexidine, 4) Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Cetylpyridinium Chloride), 5) Oraldene, 6) Paradontax, 7) Miscellaneous including herbal extracts, Chlorine Dioxide, oxygenating agents, enzymes, metal salts. The efficacy of these products as reported in the published literature will be reviewed to determine whether any claims associated with these products can be supported. The information included in this presentation may be used as a resource when discussing which products would be beneficial in the treatment of dental conditions.