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I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash. ...Read more

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Crest or listerine white strips, which is better?

Crest or listerine white strips, which is better?

Crest or Listerine: Toothpaste will not whiten teeth. Whitestrips will whiten the parts of the teeth they touch, but not in between or near the gumline.. If you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist and follow his recommendations for tray whitening and/or in-office whitening. These will whiten all of the tooth, not just the flat surfaces. ...Read more

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Can listerine be really harmful and a life thread of you use it three times per day in a constant basis? Thanks

Can listerine be really harmful and a life thread of you use it three times per day in a constant basis? Thanks

Not really: Anything in excess can be bad for you, even water. But listerine is good for your oral hygiene. Theoretically, there are however normal good bacteria in your mouth and if that gets suppressed constantly by something like listerine, other bad bacteria may get the opportunity to flourish instead. But I think what you're doing is fine I wouldn't worry about it! ...Read more

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What is the best type of listerine to use?

What is the best type of listerine to use?

All the same: Listerine is one of the best mouth rinse to use. The difference being the flavor. There is listerine complete which has some Fluoride in it. However if your oral hygiene is good the any of listerines will work. They all kill off bacteria that causes calculus build up. ...Read more

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Is listerine still effective if it is not left in for a full 30 seconds?

Is listerine still effective if it is not left in for a full 30 seconds?

Less effective: The active ingredients in listerine will still kill some of the bacteria in your mouth, but using it for the full length of time recommended by the manufacturer is the best way to ensure it is as effective as possible. They did a lot of research to come up with it! ...Read more

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How does listerine work?

Antiseptic: Listerine works based on the 'essential oils' it contains. These essential oils act as an antiseptic to kill off the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Listening is a good product, but it should be used in addition to brushing, not instead of brushing. Also, smokers should use an alcohol-free listerine if that is the brand of mouthwash they choose. ...Read more

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Could you have tolerance to listerine?

Could you have tolerance to listerine?

? Listerine: Tolerance? How do you mean. If you mean it is not as effective it may be that you need to see a dentist for a complete evaluation of your gums and supporting tissues to rule out gum disease. Get a check up and let us know. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many times should I use listerine a day?

Mouth rinse use: How often you should use listerine/other mouth rinse depends on what you want to achieve by use. If it is simply to add more thoroughness to your home care, 1-3 times daily right after brushing is an expected maximum. If you use a mouth rinse that kills oral bacteria, this means that good ones are killed also. A healthy mouth needs a healthy colony of good bacteria. Be cautious on excessive use. ...Read more