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Does it work to rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash?

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 (Definition)

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


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I'm curious if you should rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash?

I'm curious if you should rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash?

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

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Do you need to rinse your mouth with water after using listerine mouthwash?

Do you need to rinse your mouth with water after using listerine mouthwash?

No: No, but if it feels burning or uncomfortable it may be the alcohol...Try listerine zero instead of regular. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can i rinse my mouth with mouthwash after I do the salt water rinse for a tongue piercing?

Yes: It does not hurt to rinse with mouth wash since it base antibacterial effect, the salt and water just to help it heal faster. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/bad breath from anti-anxiety meds. Tried "dry mouth" toothpaste and mouthwash. Lemon water.. gum doesn't work long at all.. No luck. Help?

Dry mouth/bad breath from anti-anxiety meds. Tried "dry mouth" toothpaste and mouthwash. Lemon water.. gum doesn't work long at all.. No luck. Help?

Dry mouth: Older (tricylic) antidepressants used for depression and anxiety commonly cause dry mouth. But SSRI, MAOI type medications and most of the short-acting anti-anxiety medications are not known cause dry mouth/bad breath. Discuss alternate med with prescribing doctor. You may also benefit from a dental exam to make sure there is no other condition causing dry mouth/bad breath. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse vs warm salty water mouth wash. Which one is best used after tooth # 26 extraction and immediate implant placement. Thanks.

Chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse vs warm salty water mouth wash. Which one is best used after tooth # 26 extraction and immediate implant placement. Thanks.

Both work...: Best advice is to follow your post operative instructions from your surgeon.. They know your situation best. If you're unsure contact them directly. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Better no rinse: Better to spit out and not rinse with water right away. Doesn't hurt to rinse, brush with toothpaste, rinse with mouth wash (hopefully an anti-plaque, anti-tarter rinse,) and then floss ...Read more

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Weird taste in mouth. I use mouthwash, drink lots of water, no drug allergies/sickness/conditions. Any tips to cure it?

Weird taste in mouth. I use mouthwash, drink lots of water, no drug allergies/sickness/conditions. Any tips to cure it?

Blood Test: What anomalies show up in your blood test. Sometimes, there may be influences that enter the mouth via the saliva, etc. Other items may cause this from what you eat, drink, smoke. ...Read more

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