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What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

Why: You should weigh the pros, cons, risks and benefits of toothpaste, mouthwash... These items have been in history for a long time, and unless you're super allergic to all of them, there's a reason why they're still used today and recommended by american dental assoc. ...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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Can you brush your teeth and then use mouthwash or do you use mouthwash and then use toothpaste?

Can you brush your teeth and then use mouthwash or do you use mouthwash and then use toothpaste?

Finish with rinse: There are different types of mouth rinse: Fluoride rinse to help teeth resistant to tooth decay; antiseptic rinse to decrease over all bacteria. Either way, brush ; floss your teeth first to remove all films (called biofilms) of bacteria so that rinsing agents will be more directly applied to tooth/gum surface for a higher, better efficacy. Exception is post-surgery rinse when you are not to brush. ...Read more

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Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

No, biotene should: Not cause any sensitivity. Most people who use biotene products do so because they have dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a whole host of dental problems including tooth decay and gingival (gum) problems - these problems can in turn cause sensitivity. Please see your dentist for a full evaluation, it is the only way you will know what is really going on. ...Read more

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Consistent bad breath I brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, I floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet I still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as I can remember and it hinders my li

Consistent bad breath I brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, I floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet I still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as I can remember and it hinders my li

Your: Your description gives hints to systemic gastric problem I would recommend to visit your general physician for a blood work up to determine your level of sugar, for diabetis.
This condition produces high concentrations of acids translated into halitosis, once corrected the bad breath will be eliminated.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. What toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use.?

I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. What toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use.?

Mild ones: You should use a tooth paste that contains Fluoride and help reduce sensitivity such as Sensodyne, and use a mouth wash that does help prevent caries and help reduce inflammation, Biotine mouth wash for example. Your dentist should be able to give you better advice. Stay well my friend ...Read more

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Had a deep cleaning 5 month ago, I still got a gum inflammation and I've got a tooth coming though. I use toothpaste and mouthwash why won't it go.

See your dentist: If inflammation is coming back, you need to see the dentist again. In general you should be seeing him every 3 month until he can put you on a 6 month recall system. This can be due to several factors but You must brush (3 times a day) and floss regularly at bed time and some patients may have resistant bacteria and may need additional or other treatment. ...Read more

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Hi please tell if I not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Hi please tell if I not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Professional Care: The best treatment you can receive for your smile is from a dentist. Toothpaste and mouthwash just won't remove what a dentist can. A prophy jet is different from scaling and root planing... both will help your overall condition. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use toothpaste / mouthwash after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it safe to use toothpaste / mouthwash after wisdom tooth extraction?

Not yet: I tell my patients to wait 2week before brushing in that area, and no rinsing for 48 hours! Not doing these things can cause problems. Happy new year! ...Read more

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What toothpaste, brush, mouth wash, floss, and any other products do you's recommend to get my teeth as white as possible with braces?

What toothpaste, brush, mouth wash, floss, and any other products do you's recommend to get my teeth as white as possible with braces?

Ortho and whitening?: Keep your teeth as clean as possible with proper tooth brushing and flossing. Yes, it's more challenging with braces but can be done well. Ask your own Orthodontist for suggestions. Also important is to avoid foods and liquids that contribute to decay. After the braces are off, you can discuss tooth whitening options. ...Read more

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Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Yes: Most likey the culprit is the baking soda toothpate. Switch to another brand that doesn't have the baking soda ingredient and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

Floss: You might check to see if there is a local reduced fee clinic where you can receive the necessary treatment to help you stop the progression of periodontal disease. Until you see them, you should floss every day, brush after every meal and just before bed; Listerine works well in reducing oral bacterial levels. You might also want to incorporate a fluoride rinse daily at night just before bed. ...Read more

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I take several meds that cause dry mouth. I use Boitene toothpaste and mouthwash my mouth is so dry it wakes me in middle of night what can I do?

I take several meds that cause dry mouth. I use Boitene toothpaste and mouthwash my mouth is so dry it wakes me in middle of night what can I do?

Dry mouth treatment: The treatment depends on the cause, but dry mouth is often a side effect of medication. Dry mouth may improve with an adjusted dosage or a new prescription. For example replace Phenergan (promethazine), Promethazine with Zofran. Sip water as much as you can, use OTC (xylitol) saliva substitutes, practice nose breathing.
Rec.: see your PCP for more information. Important! ...Read more

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Hello, I have been having itching in my mouth and on my lips for two days now. I don't know what the cause is...toothpaste, mouthwash?

Hello, I have been having itching in my mouth and on my lips for two days now. I don't know what the cause is...toothpaste, mouthwash?

Could be: Could be either if you changed products recently. Or any other food/substance you placed in your mouth. ...Read more

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Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...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 to 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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Please answer! What kind of toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouth wash would you guys recommend?

Please answer! What kind of toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouth wash would you guys recommend?

Here are my choices.: Really, any toothpaste as long as it has Fluoride in it. The rest is usually personal preference to taste. Tartar control toothpastes have been proven to make a difference in the ability of tartar to form. Soft bristle toothbrushes are best for getting in between and around teeth better. Again, mouthwashes are personal preference. Oxygenating rinses are more effective against bacteria. ...Read more

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Can adults (with highly sensitive mouth allergy) use children's toothpaste and children's mouth wash?

Can adults (with highly sensitive mouth allergy) use children's toothpaste and children's mouth wash?

Yes: But whether it helps or not is another question. Consult your dentist if this remains an issue. Certain OTC toothpaste may also be helpful in reducing the sensitivity. Avoid mouthwash containing alcohol. ...Read more

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For a dentist, is mouth wash and toothpaste that has never been open still safe after the expiration date?

For a dentist, is mouth wash and toothpaste that has never been open still safe after the expiration date?

HOW LONG?: Everything has to have an expiration date on it. It's the law. Does it become ineffective after? If it is used within that year after I would not worry about it. It looses its efficacy slowly but surely after or the company producing it would go broke. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for periodontal disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for periodontal disease?

Not about toothpaste: Mechanical removal of plaque biofilm that causes periodontal disease is dependent on your effectiveness with the toothbrush and floss, not on the type of mouthwash or toothpaste. Your dentist may recommend other aids or rinses as an adjunt, but success depends upon how meticulous you are, how effective your immune system is, how aggressive your bacteria are, and whether you are genetically prone. ...Read more

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For a dentist, is there any harm in using unopened toothpaste & mouth wash that is past its expiration date? Just found some travel size ones.

For a dentist, is there any harm in using unopened toothpaste & mouth wash that is past its expiration date? Just found some travel size ones.

Probably Not: Although there may not be any harm in using unopened toothpaste and mouthwash past its expiration date, it is possible the efficacy/effectiveness of both could possibly be compromised. ...Read more

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Will toothpaste and mouth wash affect the brain adversely?

No: If you use the products 'as recommended'. ..There should be only the result of clean teeth and fresh breath. ...Read more

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When I eat something sweet my right side of the teeths feel bad what should I do I use tooth paste and mouth wash too?

When I eat something sweet my right side of the teeths feel bad what should I do I use tooth paste and mouth wash too?

Professional help: Pain from sweets usually means cavities. See a Dentist NOW. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to fix your teeth. Also be sure to add daily flossing to your oral hygiene routine. ...Read more

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What is the best tooth paste and mouth wash I can use I am currently using dollar store tooth paste and mouth wash and they taste weird and seem to not be doing anything for my teeth what is the best brand out there that will actually work on my teeth

What is the best tooth paste and mouth wash I can use I am currently using dollar store tooth paste and mouth wash and they taste weird and seem to not be doing anything for my teeth what is the best brand out there that will actually work on my teeth

Look for seal: Look for american dental assn seal of approval on toothpaste that assures quality and validity of claims made. Same for mouth wash, most are ineffective. Avoid dollar store products...You get what you pay for. And for an adult, floss and/or water pik more important than toothpaste. Make sure to brush 2 full minutes 2x/day & floss 1x/day. ...Read more

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Today dental patch test revealed a extreme allergic reaction to carvone. What sort of tooth paste and mouthwash can I use now? Can find zero results

Today dental patch test revealed a extreme allergic reaction to carvone. What sort of tooth paste and mouthwash can I use now? Can find zero results

More tests needed: Found naturally in caraway seed, dill, mandarin orange peel and spearmint leaves, carvone and its derivatives are used in a variety of different commercial applications. I would want to know about your sensitivity to the natural compound versus the synthetic laboratory-made. I would recommend further testing with an allergist. Baking soda as toothpaste with water rinse...Can you eat mint leaves? ...Read more

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