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Doctor insights on: Act Mouthwash Ingredients

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I use magic mouthwash for my toothache?

Can I use magic mouthwash for my toothache?

Most likely not: Magic rinse are referred to a rinse that has anesthetic solution in it. These rinses are used for pains that are confined to the soft tissue not the tooth. A toothache comes from deep within. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use mouthwash with invisalign?

Not really: It's okay to use mouthwash while you have your aligners out of your mouth. Ideally you will brush well before putting your aligners back in your mouth so the need for mouthwash should be less. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth hurt when I use mouthwash?

Why does my tooth hurt when I use mouthwash?

Many possibilities: You should see a dentist to figure out the cause. It could be a developing cavity, recession, bite trauma, fracture, wear into dentin, etc. So many possibilities that it is best to have this evaluated to be sure that the cause is determined and treated appropriately before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste and mouthwash irritate reflux?

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Use toothpaste: Use toothpaste following ada guidelines, and what your hygienist/dentist instructs you, and try not to swallow... You should be within normal limits. ...Read more

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Should I use mouthwash before or after brushing?

Should I use mouthwash before or after brushing?

After: Your teeth and gums will be cleaner and therefore the mouthwash will be more effective. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if I swallowed a lot of mouthwash?

Is it dangerous if I swallowed a lot of mouthwash?

How much is a lot?: As paracelsus once stated, "the poison is in the dose". All substances have a threshold dosage that, when exceeded, will cause toxicity. This would apply for mouthwash as well. So, mouthwash should not be consumed, but should be expectorated. If functional control of swallowing is impaired due to neurological, structural, or neuromuscular disease, mouthwash should not be used. ...Read more

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Will mouthwash prevent cavities from getting worse?

Will mouthwash prevent cavities from getting worse?

Unfortunately, no: Cavities cannot be cured, they can only be prevented and treated. ...Read more