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Please help! What is the best mouth-wash product?

Please help! What is the best mouth-wash product?

There is none: There is no one generally agreed upon "best mouth-wash". In my opinion, for most individuals mouth rinses are not an essential part of a good oral hygiene regimen. There are specific mouth rinses for specific purposes and if one is needed, your own dentist can recommend the right one for you. For general purposes, listerine and crest prohealth are two of my own personal favorites. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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What is the best mouth wash to use for halitosis?

What is the best mouth wash to use for halitosis?

Any: Mouth washes only temporarily take away bad breath. Like for minutes rather than hours. The best home treatment for bad breath is good daily oral hygiene. Also get your teeth cleaned professionally on a timely manner. Your health care professional can advise you whether you have gum disease causing bad breath. ...Read more

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I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

ADA Seal: If you are going to purchase a Fluoride mouthwash/product without a prescription, purchase one with the ada seal. By doing that you will know the product is effective. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for periodontal disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for periodontal disease?

Not about toothpaste: Mechanical removal of plaque biofilm that causes periodontal disease is dependent on your effectiveness with the toothbrush and floss, not on the type of mouthwash or toothpaste. Your dentist may recommend other aids or rinses as an adjunt, but success depends upon how meticulous you are, how effective your immune system is, how aggressive your bacteria are, and whether you are genetically prone. ...Read more

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Best order for brushing and flossing? I floss first, then brush, then use mouth wash. Is that the best order to do these things in? .

Whether: Whether you brush or floss first makes no difference as you are cleaning different areas of your teeth. I would use mouth wash last, as it will be more effective on clean teeth. ...Read more

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Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

Mouthwash: Listerine is one of the only mouthwashes to have documentation proving it fights gum disease with its essential oils. Other mouthwashes containing Fluoride are said to help prevent dental cavities. All mouthwashes are only another step along with brushing and flossing to achieve dental health. They should be used in moderation and use as directed by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the best tooth paste and mouth wash I can use I am currently using dollar store tooth paste and mouth wash and they taste weird and seem to not be doing anything for my teeth what is the best brand out there that will actually work on my teeth

What is the best tooth paste and mouth wash I can use I am currently using dollar store tooth paste and mouth wash and they taste weird and seem to not be doing anything for my teeth what is the best brand out there that will actually work on my teeth

Look for seal: Look for american dental assn seal of approval on toothpaste that assures quality and validity of claims made. Same for mouth wash, most are ineffective. Avoid dollar store products...You get what you pay for. And for an adult, floss and/or water pik more important than toothpaste. Make sure to brush 2 full minutes 2x/day & floss 1x/day. ...Read more

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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Salt water: It removes inflammatory fluids and toughens the tissue. Use 1/2 tsp of salt in a 5 oz glass of warm water, rinse one mouthful for 2 minutes, then expectorate. Do 2-3 times per day for a week. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse vs warm salty water mouth wash. Which one is best used after tooth # 26 extraction and immediate implant placement. Thanks.

Both work...: Best advice is to follow your post operative instructions from your surgeon. They know your situation best. If you're unsure contact them directly. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for a pre mouth wash!

Pre-mouthwash: Not sure exactly what you mean by "pre mouth wash". If you mean a mouthwash to be used before brushing, you've got a multitude of choices, from anti-plaque to whitening mouthwashes. Not everyone needs a specific mouthwash. Routine oral hygiene maneuvers such as brushing and flossing are much more important to your oral health. However, if you mean "pre-operative" mouthwash, we commonly prescribe c. ...Read more

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Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Water Flosser: Many mouthwashes have alcohol in them, some as much as 20% with extreme mints can dry your mouth, so limit the use of it. Alternate alcohol and non-alcohol mouthwash during the day. A great alternative to mouth wash would be to use a device called the Water Flosser. ...Read more

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How frequently are you supposesd to use mouth wash?

How frequently are you supposesd to use mouth wash?

What are you: Trying to accomplish. If it is just fresh breath, brushing your teeth with a natural toothpaste should accomplish this. Start by seeing your dentist for the best results. ...Read more

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How often should I wash my mouth using a mouth wash?

How often should I wash my mouth using a mouth wash?

Once or twice a day: Is sufficient. Some mouth washes are "stronger" than others. Excessive rinsing can disturb the normal bacteria flora of the mouth and allow "other" bacteria to take over. ...Read more

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How often are you supposesd to use mouth wash per day?

Know why....: How often you should rinse your mouth depends on why you are to do so, as well as what rinse you are using. There are many different mouth rinse products; some are to prevent future cavities, and some are to control harmful gum disease bacteria, some are to reduce fungus in mouth, or to aid healing after surgery. Have your dentist help you find ; use the best products for your condition. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Yes: Yes, but better to take the retainers off since they may prevent the mouthwash from accessing all surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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Could I use mouth wash if I have braces?

Could I use mouth wash if I have braces?

Yes, indeed: Anything that helps your oral hygiene is actually strongly recommended during orthodontic treatment. So use the mouthwash as best as you can to keep your gums and teeth under control.
The only thing you want to avoid during orthodontic treatment is whitening. Because the whitening gel will not reach under the area covered by brackets and that can lead to your tooth surface having two colors! ...Read more

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Is alcohol based mouth wash bad?

Depends: Alcohol based mouthwash is not bad. However, it would be bad for an alcoholic or a child to use, in case of ingestion. ...Read more

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Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Yes: Yes, although crest has not said anything about it, a lot of us dentists are seeing allergic reactions to the crest pro health mouthwash. There are two possible ingredients in it that is causing, pain, ulceration, white spots, and/or swelling. I would urge you to stop using it and use another mouthwash such as listerine. ...Read more

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How long after scaling can I rinse with mouth wash?

There is no: Wait time for rinsing after scaling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the side effect of flush with mouth wash?

Please tell me what's the side effect of flush with mouth wash?

Mouth wash: Not sure I understand the question. If the question is are there side effects of using mouth wash the answer is no there are not. Flushing? You need to be more specific. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Maybe not: Mouthwash is not the magical miracle worker that some people believe. The primary cleaning method is using a soft brush in circles where the teeth and gum come together. Follow up with a water pik is very useful. Mouthwash maybe once or twice a day if you want to. ...Read more

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If I gargled with mouth wash, how long before I can blow into my interlock device and start my car??

If I gargled with mouth wash, how long before I can blow into my interlock device and start my car??

Mouthwash usually: Does not contain alcohol anymore so you should be able to blow immediately. If there is alcohol in your mouthwash (check the ingredients) than you will need to wait 5 to 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Biotene: This is not the only one out there also salivart and other salivary substitutes, but I have found this to be quite well accepted. ...Read more

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A popular brand mouth wash brags about a 99.9% germ reduction. BUT, how long does the mouth take til it goes back to thousands of germs? 6 hours?

Advertising Lingo: Read the below article for some insight. The bacteria that are not killed still reproduce and divide as usual, so time will vary.

http://boingboing. Net/2009/12/18/what-kills-999-of-ge. Html ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


Mouthwash (Definition)

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