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Can You Use Rubbing Alcohol As Mouthwash
Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed.Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finish with rinse: There are different types of mouth rinse: Fluoride rinse to help teeth resistant to tooth decay; antiseptic rinse to decrease over all bacteria. Either way, brush ; floss your teeth first to remove all films (called biofilms) of bacteria so that rinsing agents will be more directly applied to tooth/gum surface for a higher, better efficacy. Exception is post-surgery rinse when you are not to brush. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rubbing alc: Not recommended, due to dryness affect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ear cleaning: There is no reason to use either product to clean the ears. Mild soap and water is more than enough. You should not be forcing materials into the ear canal other than water. Sometimes hydrogen peroxide might to used to clean if blood was in the ear. Alcohol will irritate the ear. ...Read more
Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin)(Inflammation)?
Confusing question: Rubbing alcohol can certainly be helpful in getting any adhesive residue off the skin of anyone who is sensitive to that residue. As far as any benefit after that, i don't think there is one. You certainly can't drink it, and continued application to the skin will just dry it out. ...Read more
Can I use mouthwash while taking moxifloxacin for tonsillitis? And is it better to use regular Scope mouthwash or Orajel antiseptic rinse?
Tonsillitis: The answer is yes you can use the mouthrinse without problems. Either of those rinses should be fine to use and work effectively. Make sure you get your tonsillitis treated by your physician though because tonsillitis can be very severe if not treated. If you haven't already seen your primary care doctor, I recommend you see them for the tonsillitis ...Read more
Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?
Mouthwash: Mouthwash is an adjunct product in maintaining your overall oral health, and it is still debated if their use is absolutely necessary. Proper brushing and flossing is more essential. I do not like to endorse products, so I'll advise you the same way I do my patients: use the product that you feel most comfortable with.. it's hard to say what's better or just as good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcohol / mouthwash: If you are in recovery from alcoholism you should not use mouthwash that conatins alcohol. There are many different brands of mouthwash that contain no alcohol. You should use one of these. The alcohol in the mouthwash could trigger the addiction to return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily - if diluted: One cup of water mixed with 1 tbsp. Of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide is an easy and antiseptic home remedy mouthwash that can be used daily. You can mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water if you have canker sores. Don't worry if the mixture foams a bit when you're rinsing. Make sure to spit and rinse afterwards. Do not swallow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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