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It Safe If My 3rd Grade Child Drank Some Of My Mouthwash
I just finished eating chocolate and drinking cola. Would it be a good idea to use mouthwash straight after?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
If alcohol drinking may lead 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth wash and children? Is there an age at which we should start our son on mouth wash to help prevent cavities? He's five now, and always wants to try what's in the mouthwash bottle. I know not to give him that, but are there any child-appropriate flavo
Hello. : Hello. It isn't recommended for children under six years old to use mouthwash. They should be supervised when they use mouthwash to ensure that they don't swallow it. If a child swallowed a lot of fluorinated mouth wash, he or she could develop fluorosis which could leave spots on the teeth. Children should not use mouth washes that contain alcohol (for obvious reasons). There are many children's rinses that have child-friendly flavors and that come in colorful packaging. Just walk through the dental aisle of your grocery store and you will see an array of products. You would be the best one to know which of those flavors was likely to appeal to your son. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was just wondering because it says do not drink if i drank like half a bottle of listerine mouthwash. Why is that?
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