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Best Over The Cuonter Mouth Wash
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 (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
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
Toothpaste: This is a question for your Dentist. ...Read more
Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is no: Wait time for rinsing after scaling. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
If I gargled with mouth wash, how long before I can blow into my interlock device and start my car??
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
I accidentally swallowed some mouth wash but it wasn't like the whole cup full but alittle bit. Will I be ok? I'm very worried.
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?
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