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can you use mouthwash with braces

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There is no reason why you wouldn't be able to use a mouthwash if you wear braces. However, proper brushing and flossing (perhaps a waterpik) and a di ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Typically, yes. You want to make sure you keep your teeth clean and healthy, especially when wearing braces.
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Yes. Make sure your brushing and flossing or water-picking as well. Good luck. Hope this helps.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
PerioSciences: I prefer the products from ww.PerioSciences.com or Tooth and Gum Tonic. Tom's of Maine also makes a good product but not as all natural as the first t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Mouthwash: More difficult to clean teeth when braces are in place. Phos=Flur helps harden tooth enamel, making it more impervious to the acids produced by bacte ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Don't whiten: If you have braces, whitening is a bad idea, you will leave spots where the braces are, but "whitening" mouthwash is not likely going to whiten much a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you have traditional braces (wires, bands & brackets) on your teeth, then the whitening mouthwash will not whiten wherever you have metal or porcel ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Martin
19 years experience Orthodontics
Yes - But NOT Ideal!: Alcohol based mouthwashes tend to dry out the mouth. A dry mouth is more prone to bacteria growth, which leads to increased cavities! a Fluoride m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Strengthens enamel: Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel on your teeth thereby making it less cavity prone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Unusual: I don't know of any harm to braces from mouth washes. That said, i don't know of any help, either, unless the mouthwash contains fluoride. Did your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Missed: Because you missed the spot where the cavity formed. You should be brushing a full 2 minutes by the clock, especially in the danger zone between the ... Read More

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