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Dental: the chlorhexidine oral rinse that i'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. brushing does not take it off. now?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Chlorhexidine stain: You can try a more abrasive whitening tooth paste but only on a SHORT term basis. This is one of the downside effects of using this rinse. Your dentist or dental hygienist can polish it off.
Dr. Neal Tamura
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and will soon be discontinued
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
This is a common occurrance. Afterusing the chlor hexidine mouthwash try rinsing your mouth with water & clean your teeth with tooth brush.Your dentist can polish your teeth to remove brown discoloration.
Jul 27, 2014

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