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listerine bad for you

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Insignificant: In the total amounts used. Soap and detergents are worse as they clog the openings for drainage.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: When used as directed listerine is very safe and good at helping reduce gingivitis. It does have alcohol (burn) which can irritate the gums if held ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Alcohol: There is some long term concern for using too much mouthwash with alcohol. This has been extrapolated from observation of folks who over use alcohol. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Listerine or: Listerine or any mouth wash\rinse can be bad if used improperly or overused. The ones with alcohol can dry you mouth out. Read labels, and ask your ow ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Listerine is good because it is an antiseptic. In other words, it kills bacteria, which contribute to gum disease. But it is also smart to practice ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Brushing teeth: Ideally one should brush after every meal. If that's not practical, at least rinse mouth thoroughly after eating. Recent studies suggest one should wa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If you can find: lysol spray,use this
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
"WHICH" mouthwash?: Acid is not good for teeth, but the acid must be strong enough to dissolve tooth structure (ph < 5.5). Coffee (ph = 6.6) will not dissolve your teeth. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hydrogen : Hydrogen peroxide helps in reducing bacterial levels around the gumline. By releasing oxygen, it kills anerobic bacteria and also helps flush out debr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sensitive teeth can become more sensitive with tooth whitening rinse, gels, etc. See a dentist to resolve the sensitivity and they most likely will h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
NO: The amount of Fluoride in toothpaste and in mouthwash is very small and therefore it would not have any adverse effect with daily use. Fluoride works ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
ALWAYS: You can brush and floss all day long (although you shouldn't) and still not get food and plaque removed from in between your teeth. Floss does that th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes & no.: Coke, or any soda product, definitely harms teeth even if sugarless. They are a very acidic product. Acids leach out the calcium in your teeth making ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Moderation: Tea, like any other similar drink, with moderation is ok. It is a good diuretic and tastes good.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Only: If you want to as they only freshen your mouth. The exception is a prescriptive mouthwash used to help fight gum disease.
A 40-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Define moderation: In my years of taking alcohol and drug histories, the definition of moderate drinking seems to vary quite a bit. While there is some evidence for the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Both: Low doses of asa provide antiplatelet benefits in reducing the risk for blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Higher doses can c ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
ADA Approved!: Whitening toothpastes can destroy enamel if overused since they are often too abrasive for your teeth. However, if you use a tube of whitening toothpa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Root canal: Sounds like a root canal problem. Until you get this done, try taking an anti- inflammatory dose of advil, (ibuprofen) 800 mg every 3-4 hrs. But compl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
? mouth breathing: Breathing through mouth instead of nose causes dry mouth..a major contributor to bad breath. The child may have minor allergies or sinus infection, in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Brush TWICE: Excellent question--great to see you are interested in good home care. British medical journal (may 2010) noted "70% higher incidence in heart disease ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Probably OK: The diluted hp may bleach the teeth to a small extent and with prolonged usage may cause changes to the mucosa soft tissues, .
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash.
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