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Is It Safe To Wash Mouth With Listerine During Pregnancy
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
Triclosan: Triclosan is an antibiotic used in some toothpastes. Discuss all medications, including OTC toothpastes, with your Obstetrician. That said, unless your OB has a specific objection, any toothpaste from one of the major manufacturers should be both safe and effective. Remember that for an adult, a pea-sized portion of toothpaste is appropriate, no matter how big a dollop they use in commercials. ...Read more
Soap and Water: It does not sound hygienic. Doesn't warm water with soap work better at cleansing? ...Read more
Use of sulfur soap?: Unsure of your use of sulfur soap during pregnancy. In any case, during your pregnancy, you should be using mild soaps that are not too strong, and are gentle to your skin, and not irritating. It may be best to stay away from any medicated soaps, glycerin soaps not made of vegetable glycerin, and any petrochemically based personal care products. These can get absorbed through skin. ...Read more
As soon as you want: Your baby doesn't do much to get themselves dirty, so most babies do not need a bath more than once or twice a week. Until the cord has fallen off and has healed, your baby's belly shouldn't be immersed in water, so that means sponge bathing. It's ok to use soap right after birth, just use a mild soap intended for infants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not really: Being clean is important but dry scaly skin from repeated wetness is not good. ...Read more
Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?
Yes: As a rule, most topical creams or lotions have very little transfer of their content below the top skin layers. As such, they do not enter the blood and cannot be transferred to a fetus or through the breast milk. The exception to this rule are those preparations designed specifically to enter the blood, like the meds in a nicotiine patch, birth control patch, etc. which use special chemicals to a ...Read more
Is it ok to breathe through your mouth while sleeping after having wisdom teeth removed? Or is it ok to use non prescribed mouth was?
OK to Breathe : Yes, you can breathe through your mouth but it's interesting to think of why you want to do that? How long since the surgery? If it is uncomfortable or difficult to breathe through your nose now, you should consult your surgeon about that. There shouldn't have been much effect on nose breathing. Most mouthwashes are non-prescribed and safe. I recommend non-alcohol ones. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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