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Antiseptic Mouth Rinse Medication
Ooooooooops!: A very bad idea! I am not sure what all the ingredients are, nor the concentration of hydrogen peroxide but that was not smart. Some simple rules to follow: 1. Use products for what they were intended to be used for only! 2. Always follow directions on labels. 3. Always consult with professionals who will be glad to help you with advice on products or procedures. 4. Don't experiment on your body. ...Read more
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
Daily: You may use it daily as a mouth rince. ...Read more
Not effective: Don't waist your money on whitening mouth rinses. They are largely ineffective. White strips are somewhat effective, but the best tooth whitening is done by the dentist. The dentist can make custom whitening trays that hold the whitening gel on your teeth better and can be worn overnight. ...Read more
What does it mean if fluoride mouth rinse says that it should be kept away from children under 12?
Sealed by ADA: The mouthwash alone will not solve the gum inflammation. The American Dental Association recommends antimicrobial mouthwash to help prevent and reduce gingivitis. Any mouthwash recognized by ADA and approved by FDA will help. Healthy habits and good oral hygiene is the key for a gum inflammation prevention. ...Read more
Are you referring to using peroxide straight as mouth wash or a peroxide based mouth wash?
Peroxide diluted in over the counter mouth was is safe and has no adverse side effect. ...Read more
No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage. ...Read more
Not good idea: It's never a good idea to mix meds, even if otc. Ingredients in one could possibly alter action of the other. ...Read more
How many times to floss a day? I brush/floss at night. In A.M., I brush and do not floss til nighttime. I do use mouth rinse in A.M. Good enough?
AWESOME...I think you are doing a great job and you are being a model patient. Keep it up!!
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About how long does a person have geographic tongue for? I've been diagnosed with mildly irritating geographic tongue. My dentist gave me some mouth rinse but said that there isn't really anything else that he can do, and that it may go away on its own. I
Typically geographic tongue will last about 10 days, though this can vary.
The following information was taken from the mayo clinic web site and provides a good description of geographic tongue.
Geographic tongue is a harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae). With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands, " often with slightly raised borders.
These patches (lesions) give the tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance. The lesions often heal in one area and then move (migrate) to a different part of your tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis.
Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause health problems and isn't associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances.
Geographic tongue is a minor â€” although sometimes uncomfortable â€” condition. However, lesions on the tongue may indicate other more serious conditions of the tongue or diseases affecting the body in general. If you have lesions on the tongue that don't resolve within seven to 10 days, see your doctor or dentist.
Studies of factors that may be associated with an increased risk of geographic tongue have produced mixed results.
factors that are likely associated with an increased risk â€” relatively well supported by research â€” include the following:
family history. Inherited genetic factors may increase the risk of the disorder.
Fissured tongue. People with geographic tongue often have another disorder called fissured tongue, the appearance of deep fissures, or grooves, on the surface of the tongue.
Other possible factors
some studies have suggested a number of other factors that may increase the risk of geographic tongue, but other studies haven't supported the same conclusions. These other possible factors include:
oral contraceptive use
allergies and other immune system hypersensitivities
stress or psychological disorders
other skin disorders. ...Read more
Canker sores last 10-14 days regardless of what you put on them. What you put on them simply decreases the pain!
i find otc kanka to be best! ...Read more
Not effective: An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Is it bad to store a prescription mouth guard in a mouth rinse every night after brushing it with toothpaste? Would it weaken the guard?
Cleaner: Rather than mouth wash use Denture Cleaner (Pollident, Efferdent, etc). Make sure to wear appliance EXACTLY as directed. ...Read more
Yes and: Bacteria cause gum disease. Chlorhexidine helps kill the bacteria, but it cannot reach into the pocket (deep) where the harmful bacteria reside. Look into the perio protect method to see if you can find a dentist near you who can help treat the cause so you don't have the disease effects. ...Read more
I tried, baking soda, salt, honey, yogurt, peroxide, mouth sore ointment, mouth sore mouth rinse. Nothing is working. I keep on having more out breaks?
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more
I had top two wisdom teeth extracted two weeks ago (no stitches). When is it safe to stop doing the salt water mouth rinse?
Salt water rinses: Certainly by now if not before. It's the responsibility of your dentist to see you for a follow up visit to ensure normal healing. Was that done? Did your dentist dismiss you from further follow-up care? ...Read more
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
I'm pregnant and woke up with swollen gums and they were split. I read that aloe juice would help but was thinking about more of a mouth rinse. Was wondering if you had any safe suggestions.?
Swollen gums: It sounds like pregnancy gingivitis, but might also be a more serious dental issue. See your dentist for an examination (it is important to be getting regular dental care while you are pregnant), diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?
Yes: Can not hurt and might help.Get a more detailed answer ›
My gingivitis isn't getting any better after using the mouth rinse. Now, gum is swollen around 3 teeth, very tender, and throbbing?
See a peridontist: As you most likely have a gum infection that needs prompt attention. ...Read more
What would you do if your mouth, especially your tongue, and even sometimes your lips feel like they burn and sting all the time I've been to the doctor with this, only to get nystatin mouth rinse, you gargle and swallow - put the medicine in both cheeks.
Not Yeast: Its entirely possible that the condition is not a yeast infection, hence Nystatin won't work. Many oral conditions, vitamin deficiency, lichen planus, hormonal deficiency, medications, dry mouth, etc. May cause burning tongue and mouth. See a good oral surgeon or oral pathologist at a local dental school. ...Read more
Instructions: You should ask what you can and cannot do and when with the dentist actually treating you. Simply call and ask for instructions. ...Read more
On the listerine bottle it says not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after use. Does that mean I shouldn't rinse my mouth with water after using it?
Yes: Same idea. You would wash away the ingredients and reduce it's effectiveness (for whatever it can\does do). ...Read more
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