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Does it work to rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: The mouthwash's antibacterial and cleaning effects are while "rishing" inside your mouth. None are good to swallow. Rinsing your mouth afterwards is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Your choice: Rinse or not? This depends on what rinse you use. If it is for cavity prevention and the rinse contains fluoride, spit well, but best not to rinse--th ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
No: No, but if it feels burning or uncomfortable it may be the alcohol...Try listerine zero instead of regular.
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Not recommended: In order to get the full benefits of listerine's antibacterial ingredients you should just spit it out.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
No: No dont rinse out your mouth with water immediately after use. The mouthwash continues to work even after you spit it out. Use a mouth wash with Fluor ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
You could, but: I would stay away from all alcohol containing mouthwashes until it is healed. For now you could just use the saltwater.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Eating mold is unpleasant but not unhealthy. There is very small risk of serious infection in people with advanced, uncontrolled diabetes, and some pe ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Dry mouth: Older (tricylic) antidepressants used for depression and anxiety commonly cause dry mouth. But SSRI, MAOI type medications and most of the short-actin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Chorhexidine: The Chlorhexidine kills bacteria and salt water does not... I think you will get better healing with the chlorhexidine..
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Better no rinse: Better to spit out and not rinse with water right away. Doesn't hurt to rinse, brush with toothpaste, rinse with mouth wash (hopefully an anti-plaque ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Don't worry: Used as directed by your Dentist will cause you no harm.

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