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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Mouthwash: If you brush & floss regularly, it's probably a matter of personal preference or what your dentist recommends.
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Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Listerine: I'm a big fan of listerine. I recommend rinsing with listerine once a day for 30 seconds. Spit out and don't rinse with water. It's a very good antis ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
Won't help: No mouthwash will stop or prevent gum recession which often is due to improper toothbrushing technique. :"total" colgate has been proven to help with ... 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
We do not endorse: specific brands on Healthtap. See your dentist for your receeding gums
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Sealed by ADA: The mouthwash alone will not solve the gum inflammation. The American Dental Association recommends antimicrobial mouthwash to help prevent and reduce ... Read More
Dr. Pira Sadeghi
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Needs check up: More information is needed for better answer. Generalized inflammation over 5 months requires check up.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding with mouthwash. 1st, get a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also refl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See dentist: If your gums are receding at age 37, you need more than a mouthwash. See your dentist. He may refer you to an periodontist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Manning
42 years experience Dentistry
Simplest is best: Simple salt and water is the best in this circumstance. A level teaspoon in a drinking glass of warm water should work. You should see your dentist a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Whitening methods?: To the best of my knowledge, i don't believe there are any mouthwashes that can really whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive and remov ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "cl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
contains flouride.: Listerine has a high alcohol content, which is hard to tolerate for most patients. It is a great mouthwash for removing plaque from your teeth. It al ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Crest Total: Having said that, mouthwash will not cure gingivitis. You need to have your teeth and gums professionally cleaned. You then have to brush gently 2x/ ... Read More
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