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Does It Work To Rinse Your Mouth With Water After Using Mouthwash
Yes.: The mouthwash's antibacterial and cleaning effects are while "rishing" inside your mouth. None are good to swallow. Rinsing your mouth afterwards is not a bad idea! ...Read more
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
Should we rinse mouth with water after using mouthwash or just spit it out with saliva? If don't rinse w water i feel the chemicals are all in mouth
No: No dont rinse out your mouth with water immediately after use. The mouthwash continues to work even after you spit it out. Use a mouth wash with Fluoride and dont use alcohol based onces too much as they will dry out your mouth. If the chemicals or after taste become too bothersome then its ok to rinse with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your choice: Rinse or not? This depends on what rinse you use. If it is for cavity prevention and the rinse contains fluoride, spit well, but best not to rinse--the remaining rinse continues to add Fluoride into your tooth. If it is to kill germs in mouth, ; you do not want the chemicals to be absorbed by your body, rinse off. Most otc products seem to expect no-rinse to offer its efficacy, however. Spit well. ...Read more
Depends: Mouthwashes are primarily flavored alcohol and are not effective at producing anything other than profit for the manufacturer. Some contain antibacterial ingredients or Fluoride and should not be rinsed out with water or you loose much of their effectiveness. Review your mouthwash choice with your dentist for advice as to efficacy. Mouthwash doesn't replace flossing or brushing. ...Read more
Rinses don't whiten: There are several types of mouth washes. Fluoride mouth rinses help to prevent cavities and can reduce teeth sensitivity. Mouth rinses for healthy gums help prevent plaque attachment to teeth and reduce gingivitis. However, mouth rinses for teeth whitening have questionable effectiveness- 30 seconds to 1 minute in the mouth is not long enough for these rinses to actually whiten the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effectiveness....: If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose. The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you drink lemon water but brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after drinking it will enamel be ok or no?
Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?
Daily: You may use it daily as a mouth rince. ...Read more
On the listerine bottle it says not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after use. Does that mean i shouldn't rinse my mouth with water after using it?
Yes: Same idea. You would wash away the ingredients and reduce it's effectiveness (for whatever it can\does do). ...Read more
Thrush: Yes you can rinse with salt water ...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 ?
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
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.
After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water? Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?
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