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What do I do after using mouthwash?

What do I do after using mouthwash?

Spit it out: It is not adviseable to swallow mouthwash. Since mouthwash is used after flossing and brushing, you can go about your day if done upon waking or just go to bed if in at bedtime. ...Read more

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Mouthwash (Definition)

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What type of mouthwash should I use?

Listerine: Listerine really does work fantastically, but the alcohol is irritating. Crest pro health is a good second choice that has no burning taste. Mouth wash does not even remotely compare to the effectiveness of proper flossing and brushing. Mouth wash helps when you have healthy gums, but it should not be a substitute for good hygiene. ...Read more

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How come many mouthwashes use alcohol?

How come many mouthwashes use alcohol?

It's a disinfectant: Alcohol has historically been used as a disinfectant; listerine is a well known example whose original formulation was 27% alcohol. Today there are a number of good non alcohol mouth rinses that are also effective and gentle. Crest prohealth, colgate total, natural dentist and listerine zero are a few. ...Read more

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Could mouthwash have an expiration date?

Could mouthwash have an expiration date?

Yes,always: all standard mouth wash have expiration date. The expiration date of the product will be printed on the bottle. ...Read more

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In what ways can mouthwash be good for you?

Kills bacteria: There are many different types of mouthwashes. They all will kill bacteria but only for a short time until bacteria starts forming again. Fresher breath for a time. Be sure to brush and floss first. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the top rated mouthwash?

Help please? What is the top rated mouthwash?

Mouthwash: There are many mouthwashes on the market. Some have Fluoride to reduce tooth decay, some for gum issues etc. Read the labels and decide which is best for you. The most important thing to notice is if it is accepted by the ada. This way you will know that the mouthwash is actually doing what is intended to do. The ada seal usually is noted on the label. ...Read more

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What is the scientifically proven best mouthwash?

What is the scientifically proven best mouthwash?

Mouthwashes: The problem here is they all have their own "scientific" data. My take on this is somewhat complicated. Listerene is good because of a proprietary oil in their mouthwash. By brand, it is the only alcohol-containing mouthwash i recommend. The others i recommend specifically because they have no alcohol (drying of mucosa and destroy good bacteria). Non alcoholic are breath rx, act, fluorigard. ...Read more

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What is the active ingredient in most mouthwashes?

What is the active ingredient in most mouthwashes?

Ingredients Vary: Since there are numerous mouthwashes on the market, it would be best to read the label on the specific one you might be questioning. For more info that can be fit into 400 characters, see below link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouthwash ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which is the better brand of mouthwash?

I'm curious as to which is the better brand of mouthwash?

Mouth rinses: First, for most individuals, mouth rinses are not an essential part of good oral hygiene and dental health. There are a zillion products out there....Some have alcohol and others don't, some have better antimicrobial effects than others, some claim tartar and plaque control, etc... There is no one generally accepted better brand or specific product. This should be discussed with your own dentist. ...Read more

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