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What is the different between antimicrobial mouth wash and antiseptic mouth wash?

What is the different between antimicrobial mouth wash and antiseptic mouth wash?

Inhibits vs. killing: Antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Antiseptic substances inhibit the growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, as well as fungi, protozoa, and viruses.The greatest difference between these mouthwashes is that most antiseptic mouthwashes contain a significant amount of alcohol. Alcohol tends to dries the mouth and can be a problem for many. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that wounds in the mouth heal very quickly. ...Read more

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After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water? Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?

After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water?  Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?

Better no rinse: Better to spit out and not rinse with water right away. Doesn't hurt to rinse, brush with toothpaste, rinse with mouth wash (hopefully an anti-plaque, anti-tarter rinse,) and then floss ...Read more

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Would the dentist use something to keep my mouth open the whole time?

Would the dentist use something to keep my mouth open the whole time?

Absolutely: If your dentist doesn't offer something to help you keep your mouth open during treatment, just ask for a "bite block" or a "mouth prop" so you don't have to pay such close attention and don't have so much stress on your muscles and joints. In many practices, such devices are standard. They definitely help you stay comfortable. ...Read more

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I keep getting dry lips and scabs in the corners of my mouth?

Yeast infection: Sometimes if there are fold in the corners of the mouth, overgrowth of yeast can occur causing the scabs to appear. ...Read more

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How do you keep the scalp moisturized? Just keeping it clean?

How do you keep the scalp moisturized? Just keeping it clean?

Dandruff: Tru selenium sulphide / and neutrogena coal tar shampoo . Avoid too much shampoo/ or hair dryers. Oil maasage of scalp. No hair colors/dyes. ...Read more

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What toothpaste leaves your mouth the most sterile and free of bacteria?

Can't be Sterile: There is no way to sterilize your mouth. The mouth is filled with a large number and variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best oral hygiene efforts can control germs and clean the teeth from day to day buildups of plaque. I personally use Colgate Total, which has an antibacterial agent in the toothpaste. Flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and professional cleanings are all important too. ...Read more

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Could salt water kill and clean germs in your mouth?

Could salt water kill and clean germs in your mouth?

Minimally and: Minimally and indirectly. The salt may kill off some of the bacteria, but many strains are resistant or not effected by mild levels of salt. It is a misconception to think that the salt water will directly kill off the bacteria. Gargling with salt water simply creates a dehydrated environment that the bacteria find less hospitable and potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you clean the inside of vagina with vagisil wash?

Can you clean the inside of vagina with vagisil wash?

Don't do it: Yes, you can use these products, but often they just make the problem that you are trying to cure worse. It would be a better idea to identify the underlying problem and just treat it appropriately! talk with your ob/gyn and get in for an appointment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep mouth clean after scaling?

What are some ways to keep mouth clean after scaling?

Brush and floss: Keeping the gums and teeth healthy should be a simple task especially after you have already got a cleaning (scaling). 1. Brush twice daily 2. Floss twice daily 3. Get dental cleanings twice a year you can use a mouthwash intermittently to rinse too. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

Soap: The anti-bacterial soap will contain triclosan. This is the anti-bacterial part, both contain soap to solubilize the oils and wash away dirt. The soap free probably does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate the main ingredient of soap, but you can look at the ingredients to see the difference. Triclosan is a redundant ingredient and a contributor to bacterial resistance. ...Read more

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Whats the pathophysiology with mouth breathing and dry skin surrounding the mouth?

Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my tongue clean, pink, and fresh all the time without using mouthwashes?

What are ways to keep my tongue clean, pink, and fresh all the time without using mouthwashes?

Tongue scraper: Use a tongue scraper daily. Brushing it will help, but not as well. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Tips to keep teeth really clean besides brushing/flossing?

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Tips to keep teeth really clean besides brushing/flossing?

Proper Diet & Water: Drinking plenty of water and diet that is low in frequency of acidic and sugary food would be a great help. Also use a water pik at least 2 times per day. ...Read more

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Can cleaning the inside of your nose with hand soap remove bacteria?

Can cleaning the inside of your nose with hand soap remove bacteria?

No: Inside of nose has normal skin bacteria and soap is an irritant. Unless you have MRSA leave the inside of your nose alone. ...Read more

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How to clean mouth thoroughly after lots of food refluxing?

How to clean mouth thoroughly after lots of food refluxing?

Rinse with water: If this is truly food "refluxing, " rinse your mouth out with water. After 30 min or so, you can brush your teeth with a gentle toothbrush. In case you actually mean self-induced vomiting, please also get help from your physician -- because this can be a very damaging condition to more than your mouth. Be well, . ...Read more

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Is it proper to soak my dental flipper in mouth wash?

Is it proper to soak my dental flipper in mouth wash?

5-10 Minutes Only: Proper care of a dental "flipper" partial denture includes brushing it with a toothbrush to remove food particles & adherent dental plaque and rinsing it afterwards. Keep it in clear, clean water when not in your mouth. Use a commercial denture cleanser soak or mouthwash for 5-10 minutes daily to reduce possible odor and stain. Warning: some mouthwashes may alter the color of the the denture base. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to keep the pubic area clean? Any recommended soaps, etc?

What are the best ways to keep the pubic area clean? Any recommended soaps, etc?

Mild: Dove for sensitive skin and Aveeno (oatmeal) are the gentlest soaps to use in that area and seem to cause the fewest problems. Use products that are free of dyes, deodorants,and perfumes. Avoid bubble baths and bath oils. This is not an area in which to use hygeine products other than soap and water. It is also not a good idea to douche. Douching can cause infections and increase the risk of tubal pregnancy ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep mouth clean after scaling?

Brush and floss: Keeping the gums and teeth healthy should be a simple task especially after you have already got a cleaning (scaling). 1. Brush twice daily 2. Floss twice daily 3. Get dental cleanings twice a year you can use a mouthwash intermittently to rinse too. ...Read more

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How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that wounds in the mouth heal very quickly. ...Read more

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Does using peroxide help clean my mouth?

Does using peroxide help clean my mouth?

Mouth cleansing: Commercial mouthwashes would be a much better choice for you rather than peroxide for oral cleansing. Peroxide is not meant to be swallowed, which is a risk if you use it to clean the mouth. ...Read more

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I keep getting recurring spots on chin and around my mouth! exercise every day and have a good clean diet!

I keep getting recurring spots on chin and around my mouth! exercise every day and have a good clean diet!

Contact dermatitis: It may be some of the good food is causing a contact irritation through histamine. Search high histamine in food. Food latex sensitivity is another possibility. Avoid excessive exercise. Keep it light and fun. ...Read more

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Do dogs have clean mouths or is that a myth?

Do dogs have clean mouths or is that a myth?

Myth: Dogs carry many bacteria in their mouths. So do humans and most animals. Cats, in particular, have many harmful bacteria in their mouths. ...Read more

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How can I clean a cut inside my mouth? 

How can I clean a cut inside my mouth? 

Cool water: Rinse with cool water for several minutes. Make sure there's no dirt. ...Read more

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What's a good way to clean a mouth guard?

What's a good way to clean a mouth guard?

Water and Vinegar: Store the mouth guard overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free. ...Read more

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How do you clean baby's toothbrushes before putting them inside baby's mouth?

How do you clean baby's toothbrushes before putting them inside baby's mouth?

Baby's toothbrush: When baby incisors first erupt they should be wiped with a soft moist cloth twice a day, tongue side and lip side. Once molars begin to erupt use small soft bristled toothbrush, rinsing with water and allowed to dry after use. 1st Dental Examination age 1. Use no more than pea-sized portion of kid's toothpaste, but not until child can spit out residue after brushing. ...Read more

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What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

Doesn't exist: you are looking for a magical solution that does not exist. The only way to clean your mouth of meth is to stop using. ...Read more

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How to clean mouth thoroughly after lots of food refluxing?

Rinse with water: If this is truly food "refluxing, " rinse your mouth out with water. After 30 min or so, you can brush your teeth with a gentle toothbrush. In case you actually mean self-induced vomiting, please also get help from your physician -- because this can be a very damaging condition to more than your mouth. Be well, . ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more

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I have a 13-month boy and bought him soft bristle toothbrush. I wonder what are the ways to safely clean them before putting it inside baby's mouth?

I have a 13-month boy and bought him soft bristle toothbrush. I wonder what are the ways to safely clean them before putting it inside baby's mouth?

Brushing baby teeth: This is a great time to start instilling dental care! You can use a soft cloth to clean baby's teeth. When using a toothbrush make sure it is infant sized. Use only infant toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. ...Read more

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I accidentally got some snow in my mouth while having a snowball fight. The snow was from the ground so it wasn't clean. Will I get sick with this? :(

I accidentally got some snow in my mouth while having a snowball fight. The snow was from the ground so it wasn't clean. Will I get sick with this? :(

Probably not: This sort of thing happens to people when ever they are having snow fights or other kinds of mud fights or such. Your mouth is not a clean place. It has a lot of organisms. That is why a bite causes so many infections. I would not worry too much about a little snow during a snow fight you're fine ...Read more

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Should I use waterpick for cleaning the implanted teeth and the crowns in my mouth?

Should I use waterpick for cleaning the implanted teeth and the crowns in my mouth?

It is recommended: It provides a combination of water pressure and pulsation to massage and stimulate gums, removes debris and bacteria and improves oral and general health. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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How do you clean your mouth if you wear dentures?

How do you clean your mouth if you wear dentures?

4x4 gauze: Great question! a soft cloth, or 4x4 gauze wrapped around your finger is easy on your gums, yet has rough enough a texture to scrape off plaque--a film of live bacteria growing--in your mouth. You may soak the gauze in mouth wash for cleaner feeling, too. Do not forget to clean the denture in denture cleaner to kill bacteria growing on its surface also. ...Read more

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If alchol touches a nerve in your mouth like after dry socket can that cause damage or will it just clean it?

If alchol touches a nerve in your mouth like after dry socket can that cause damage or will it just clean it?

Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when the clot washes ouy\t of the socket, leaving the underlying bone exposed to the bacteria in your mouth. Alcohol can cause dissolution of the clot, and will not "clean" anything. If you're having a problem call the dentist or surgeon that removed the tooth for further instructions. ...Read more

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