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Can use Colgate mouthwash if having mouth ulcer?

Can use Colgate mouthwash if having mouth ulcer?

May irritate: you can try rinsing with the Colgate mouthwash and see if it irritates your ulcer. I'd advise using Rincinol by Butler Gum to help sooth the ulcer which should normally take a little over a week to resolve. If that doesn't help your Dentist can prescribe a special mouthwash to alleviate the discomfort. If it is still persistent have your dentist examine it. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have white patches in my wisdom teeth extraction area after using colgate peroxyl mouthwash? My tongue looks white too. Normal?

Is it normal to have white patches in my wisdom teeth extraction area after using colgate peroxyl mouthwash? My tongue looks white too. Normal?

Maybe: It should go away in a short period of time... If it does not go away, stop using the mouth rinse... If it still does not go away, i would suggest seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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What are the top 3 mouthwashes?

What are the top 3 mouthwashes?

Top mouth rinses: Top in sales, effectiveness or ? There are so many on the market and they all have different ingredients and indications. In general, they are not even an essential part of good oral hygiene. Ask your own dentist to recommend the right one for you based upon your specific circumstances and needs. ...Read more

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Is mouthwash effective?

Is  mouthwash effective?

Good for 1% of care!: In my office daily flossing is 93% of home care; toothbrushing is 6% and mouthwash is at best 1%. Don't believe what you see on the commercials. (have you ever seen a commercial for floss? No! because there is no profit in selling it!). But there must be a tremendous profit in pitching 40 proof mouthwash! ...Read more

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What mouthwash is the best?

What mouthwash is the best?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How could mouthwash be good for you?

Adjunct: Mouthwash reduces harmful bacterial levels. Tooth brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock removes about 70% of bacteria. Flossing/Water Pik removes a little under 30% from places toothbrush can never reach. Mouthwash may reduce 1-2%. So mouthwash not a substitute for brushing/flossing. ...Read more

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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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