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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Is act restoring mouthwash good for remineralizing teeth? I see that it contains alcohol. Is that counter productive to remineralizing bc its drying?

Is act restoring mouthwash good for remineralizing teeth? I see that it contains alcohol. Is that counter productive to remineralizing bc its drying?

Tooth products: ACT fluoride mouthwash also come in an alcohol free version. It strengthens the teeth via an infusion of fluoride ions, but it does not necessarily remineralize the enamel. For that you will need a different product such as a remineralizing toothpaste.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless

Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless

Mouthwashes: The single best way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss properly and avoid food and liquids that are high in unrefined sugars or sticky carbohydrates. Also consult with your own dentist to see how well you are taking care of your mouth. Anticavity-fluoride rinses can also help but have a minimal effect when compared to the more important factors I mentioned.

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Dr. John Thaler Dr. Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
37 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College
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Taste buds on right tip of tongue swollen and feels like that area was burned (is burning) occurred after using act mouth wash.

Taste buds on right tip of tongue swollen and feels like that area was burned (is burning) occurred after using act mouth wash.

Can happen: Often the ingredients in toothpastes and mouthwashes can irritate the oral tissues. Read the ingredients. Listerine can have as much as 19% alcohol. Do not use it for a few days and see if things clear up. If not, see your Dentist and bring the ACT with you. Good Luck.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What mouthwash ingredients are the cheapest?

What mouthwash ingredients are the cheapest?

Water: The rest of them can't be that expensive either. You're planning to formulate your own?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What is the active ingredient in most mouthwashes?

What is the active ingredient in most mouthwashes?

Ingredients Vary: Since there are numerous mouthwashes on the market, it would be best to read the label on the specific one you might be questioning. For more info that can be fit into 400 characters, see below link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Mouthwash

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

Some questions 4 u:: Which ones and why? Some mouthwashes can dry out the mouth and should not even be used in the first place. What are you trying to accomplish. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. Proper brushing and flossing is substantially more important and all that is necessary in most cases.

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Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
39 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Is mouthwash effective?

Is mouthwash effective?

Good for 1% of care!: In my office daily flossing is 93% of home care; toothbrushing is 6% and mouthwash is at best 1%. Don't believe what you see on the commercials. (have you ever seen a commercial for floss? No! because there is no profit in selling it!). But there must be a tremendous profit in pitching 40 proof mouthwash!

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What mouthwash is the best?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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How could mouthwash be good for you?

How could mouthwash be good for you?

Adjunct: Mouthwash reduces harmful bacterial levels. Tooth brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock removes about 70% of bacteria. Flossing/Water Pik removes a little under 30% from places toothbrush can never reach. Mouthwash may reduce 1-2%. So mouthwash not a substitute for brushing/flossing.

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Dr. Debi Williams Dr. Williams
Dentistry
22 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What effects from peroxide and from alcohol mouthwashes?

What effects from peroxide and from alcohol mouthwashes?

Black hairy tongue: The name sounds scary but it's harmless. Overuse of mouthrinses can kill the bacteria which normally live on the tongue and allow an overgrowth of yeast. The papillae, rough hair-like projections on your tongue, can overgrow and look like hair. It is treated by discontinuing the mouthrinse, brushing and scrapping the tongue, and antifungal prescription if necessary.

Dr. Robert Schwan Dr. Schwan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
years in practice
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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth. Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this.

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Dr. Dell Goodrick Dr. Goodrick
Dentistry
28 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What to expect for first time using whitening mouthwash, feels weird?

Slickery?: Some whitening mouthwashes contain glycerin, which helps in keeping stains from forming on teeth. What, specifically are you feeling? It is difficult to answer, not knowing how it is feeling weird to you.

Dr. Richard Ruden Dr. Ruden
Dentistry
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed. Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel

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Dr. Sharon Perelman Dr. Perelman
Dentistry
25 years in practice
University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is there alcohol in scope mouthwash?

Is there alcohol in scope mouthwash?

Mouthwash: Scope like many mouthwashes may have alcohol as a component some up to 23 %. There are mouthwashes available with out alcohol such as biotene, or ones that say they are alcohol free.

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Dr. Thomas Yash Dr. Yash
Dentistry
42 years in practice
Ohio State University College of Dentistry
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Can scope mouthwash contain alcohol?

Can scope mouthwash contain alcohol?

Yes: Most mouthwashes contain alcohol. Some contain more than others. Alcohol has a slight disinfectant ability but it is there as a solvent. Scope will contain alcohol unless noted as alcohol free. There are several mouthwashes that do not contain alcohol, like crest prohealth.

Dr. BEHRAM DALAL Dr. DALAL
Dentistry
27 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Are you allowed mouthwash with braces on?

Are you allowed mouthwash with braces on?

Absolutely: Yes. Make sure your brushing and flossing or water-picking as well. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can I have theraflu with magic mouthwash?

Can I have theraflu with magic mouthwash?

MagicMouthwash is...: Magic Mouthwash is for coating the inside of one's mouth, and is spit out, not swallowed. If a person does not swallow the mouthwash, and only uses it at most 4-6 times a day, then his body will retain very little of the mouthwash. Thus, teen or adult patients generally can still use over-the-counter cold medications to help with their cold symptoms, if really needed, just for a few days.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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