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Why do u rinse your mouth after the inhaler ?

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Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Protection: Several oral conditions such as xerostomia, dental caries, candidiasis, ulceration, gingivitis, periodontitis, and taste changes have been associated with inhalation therapy. Rinsing the mouth with neutral ph or basic mouth rinses (milk, water, sodium Fluoride 0.05% mouth rinses) immediately after using an inhaler especially before bedtime can reduce the risk.

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