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Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

No: Just be sure to rinse out thoroughly. Remember that you are not getting Fluoride unless using toothpaste with it in it or rinsing with a Fluoride rinse. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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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?

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?

RUS: Recurrent Apthouus Stomatitis may be the cause of your discomfort. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment that will work better than honey. In the meanwhile, Chloraseptic liquid will ease the sores without burning the tissue as benzocaine will. ...Read more

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Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

Baking soda and lemon  bad for teeth?

Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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Does baking soda really help with genital herpes?

Does baking soda really help with genital herpes?

Yes: Baking soda can help dry out the blisters. You can also use Domeboro from the drug store over-the-counter for the same purpose. These are good "home remedies" Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

No- try this...: Resolution of ulcers is slowed by a heavy bacterial burden in the mouth.Apart from a salt water gargle, one can also gargle listerine 60 sec , twice a day. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

Does baking soda help clear  up gential herpes?

No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more

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Chlorehexidine mouthwash effective canker sores?

Chlorehexidine mouthwash effective canker sores?

Not really: These are viral, chlorhex is for bacteria. Try warm salt water rinses. Mostly a matter of waiting 10 -14 days to go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

It can: Many people have reactions to the ingredients in mouth rinses. Just do a controlled test on your own by trying different rinses. Also look for a non- alcohol rinse. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.

What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.

Unknown: Canker sores or apthous ulcers are most often attributed to an autoimmune reaction of the mucosa. The causative agents can vary among persons and there is no known cure. The best thing you can do is take note of the foods/drinks that cause this for you and avoid them if you can. If you get them bad enough a topical steroid intra-oral med can be applied to them to minimize the outbreak. ...Read more

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Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Bs doesn't bleach: Baking soda is an abrasive and can remove stains but what it doesn't do is bleach teeth. You need a stirring oxidant like peroxide to bleach teeth. ...Read more

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Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Salt water rinses: Seem to help with oral irritations of all kinds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste with baking soda make your gums bleed?

Can toothpaste with baking soda make your gums bleed?

Bleeding gums: If your gums are bleeding, it is because of the bacteria that is sitting between the tooth and the gum. Your bodies first line of defense is to send blood to an infected area. How long has it been since you have seen a dentist/hygienist and had your teeth/gums professionally cleaned? Tooth paste should not cause your gums to bleed. ...Read more

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Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Neither: Waste of time and money. Talk to your Dentist about professional cleaning followed by professional whitening. If home brewed remedies worked, Simone would have packaged it and solve it years ago. ...Read more

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How effective is baking soda against gingivitus?

How effective is baking soda against gingivitus?

Baking soda: Baking soda is somewhat abrasive and as such should not be something i would recommend brushing with every day, however it does have an acid neutralizing affect which could help prevent cavities, yet a good Fluoride toothpaste is likely more effective and less abrasive to your enamel. There are many antibacterial mouth rinses available that are effective for gingivitis, but no sub for effective hc. ...Read more

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Can lime juice burn the mouth? Is it good for a sore mouth?

Can lime juice burn the mouth? Is it good for a sore mouth?

Lime juice...: The citric acid in lime juice can sting or burn if you have an open wound in your mouth such as an ulcer or any tear in the mucous membrane which lines your mouth. I wouldn't suggest using it for a sore mouth. It probably wouldn't do any real damage, but it would likely be uncomfortable for awhile. ...Read more

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I used ice to numb the pain on the two remaining ulcers lesions sores whatever applied hot water salt benzoyl peroxide also gargled with hotwatersalt ?

I used ice to numb the pain on the two remaining ulcers lesions sores whatever applied hot water salt benzoyl peroxide also gargled with hotwatersalt ?

Lip: Looks like cold sores by the picture. If theres some in the mouth as well, id gargle with one tsp salt 8 oz warm water. Keep the lip moist. There are OTC lip creams as well for this ...Read more

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Does a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda paste get rid of thrush?

Does a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda paste get rid of thrush?

No: All bicarb does is change the ph of your mouth briefly. Yeast are pretty hardy little dudes, and don't really care if you try to go at them with acid or alkaline environment - they will likely survive all of that. Best to get the appropriate medicine and treat it right. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more