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Act Mouthwash Ingredients
Is act restoring mouthwash good for remineralizing teeth? I see that it contains alcohol. Is that counter productive to remineralizing bc its drying?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Can HIV live blood live in hair oil bottle. And can it be absorbed by my head (scalp) or would my scalp act as protection? Can HIV live on any liquids such as mouth wash, shampoo or hair oil Has HIV ever transmitted this way from head scalp?
No: No to all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 enamelSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.