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Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sometimes: The chemicals and artificial flavorings can cause sensitivity in some individuals. Each of us has a unique makeup that can cause us to be sensitivity to ingredients in medications or foods that most others don't have.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, although crest has not said anything about it, a lot of us dentists are seeing allergic reactions to the crest pro health mouthwash. There are two possible ingredients in it that is causing, pain, ulceration, white spots, and/or swelling. I would urge you to stop using it and use another mouthwash such as listerine.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Try a non alcohol: Many mouth rinses are going away from alcohol for many reasons, not that it is a terrible thing but can have dehydrating or burning. Also watch out for rinses that contain red dye, many people are sensitive to that or cinamon flavoring.

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