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Hi. I just finished eating chocolate and drinking cola. Would it be a good idea to use mouthwash straight after? Thanks

Hi. 
I just finished eating chocolate and drinking cola. Would it be a good idea to use mouthwash straight after?

Thanks

Of course: After taking an acid food or drink, rinsing your mouth with water or a fluoride mouthwash can help clear up the acid quicker. It helps protect both the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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How can using mouthwash cool mint listerine(21.6% alcohol)as directed not drinking) cause a positive beathalyzer reading? Please explain in detail.

How can using mouthwash cool mint listerine(21.6% alcohol)as directed not drinking) cause a positive beathalyzer reading? Please explain in detail.

Alcohol: Alcohol absorbs through the tissues in your mouth. Every single drug screening or treatment program i know tells every single patient this and that this type of product is not acceptable if one is being tested for alcohol. Putting listorine into your mouth is the same as drinking alcohol.The taste alone often triggers patients back into relapse. ...Read more

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Do I have to brush teeth even after only drinking whatever kind of fluids? My point is, i didn't chew anything, so can't i just mouthwash and be done?

Do I have to brush teeth even after only drinking whatever kind of fluids? My point is, i didn't chew anything, so can't i just mouthwash and be done?

No: If the fluid contained any thing bacteria can eat you need to brush. Even if the fluid was only water you need to brush as the longer bacteria are not disturbed by brushing the y are causing trouble. ...Read more

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If alcohol drinking leads to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?

If alcohol drinking leads to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?

Good question: Alcohol, by itself, is not nearly as strong a risk factor for oral cancer as alcohol and smoking. Inflammation of the oral cavity can increase the risk of oral cancer. Most alcohol based mouth rinses are formulated not to irritate and therefore have significantly less of a carcinogenic effect. ...Read more

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Drank 1/3 bottle of mouthwash, feel really sick, what should I do?

Drank 1/3 bottle of mouthwash, feel really sick, what should I do?

Why ?: Why would you drink any mouthwash? Did you think you were going to get drunk? There are different types of alcohol, and that's not the type that gets you inebriated. I would suggest you go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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