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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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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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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?

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?

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