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Can You Mix Clorox And Water And Rinse Your Mouth To Help Your Gums From Being Sore
How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.
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
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 wont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peroxide: Peroxide should not be used in the mouth unless it is in gel form or diluted with water. Using peroxide will not eliminate tooth and gum pain if the pain is from decay, tooth abcess, or periodontal (gum) disease. See your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. Untreated pain could lead to loss of teeth and more advanced infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes you can rinse. However, minimize the amount of rinsing. Also do not spit the water out of your mouth when rinsing. Let the water "fall out" of your mouth. Spitting can cause the blood clots over the teeth extraction sites to become dislodged leading to bleeding. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long and often can you rinse your mouth with warm salty water. Any risk from long term rinsing. Would it eliminate good bacteria in the mouth.
Yes: It may reduce the effectiveness a bit but will do no harm ...Read more
In addition to brushing, is there anything else i can do/use to clean my tongue? Someone suggested rinsing with water and tea tree oil. Your thoughts?
Tongue scraper: A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. The bacteria and fungi that grow on the tongue are related to many common oral care and general health problems. In addition, decaying bacteria produce volatile sulphur compounds on the rear of tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth and make it more suitable for teeth brushing?
Can you get herpes if your talking to someone that has a cold sore and they spit while talking and some spit goes on your lip or in your mouth?
Herpes Paranoia: First you learned incorrectly that having a herpes sore is the time people are contagious. We now know that is absolutely false. Second herpes is caught infected skin to skin directly. Your scenario would seem highly unlikely to cause a herpes infection. You are already more likely to have been infected with herpes before. 75% of humans in the UK have Oral Herpes. Go get your blood test. ...Read more
I rinse my mouth with mouthwash to get rid of the bleach like taste. Should i be using dental flost as well?
Yes: Regular brushing and flossing as well as professional cleaning at the dentist's office every six months is needed to maintain a good oral hygiene. However you need to have a thorough exam to find out why you have a bad taste in you mouth. You might have cavities and or periodontal( gum) disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gums are very inflamed. What can I do to keep them healthy until I see a dentist? What will get the inflammation down? Salt water and listerine? TY
Inflammation: The inflammation can be caused by a number of factors, most often accumulated bacteria. Brushing and flossing diligently with an ADA accepted toothpaste should help. Other mouthrinses can be used in addition to the above. The sooner you get to a dentist for a professional cleaning to remove hardened deposits, the better off you will be. ...Read more
Can the kettle water i boil be leaching chemicals into the water and cause headaches and salty mouth its a glass kettle please help?
Probably not: Glass, per se, is usually inert. However, chemicals used in cleaning the glass kettle may leave a residue. Also well water or improperly treated tap water may have chemicals. ...Read more
See below: It's not normal for your mouth to itch from a cold. You must have another condition. If it persists see your md. ...Read more
With a tooth infection how soon would your face swell if it was going to the only thing I can use is salt water rinse and peroxide Mouthwash ?
Can you get std's in your mouth that cause symptoms of inflamed sore gums that bleed constantly and receed from your teeth? Only started after oral.
Possible: When we speak of std's we are referring to chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, & hiv. Oral sex may result in sore throat which affects the nasopharynx. Any one of these diseases can produce symptoms of irritation associated with bacterial or viral infection. Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis or periodontitis which is in itself a low grade infection. You should be tested for std's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have thrush from my breathing medicine. can my dentures get infected with thrush. if so will bleach water kill the thrush by soaking them?
A better solution: Soak dentures in 50% vinegar/50% water for 30 min. to inhibit fungus growth. A little better, but more expensive alterative is Aloe Vera gel. Antifungal medications (e.g. nystatin, amphotericin or miconazole) can effectively treat oral thrush, and the condition usually benign and does not cause complications for healthy people. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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