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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not effective: Don't waist your money on whitening mouth rinses. They are largely ineffective. White strips are somewhat effective, but the best tooth whitening is done by the dentist. The dentist can make custom whitening trays that hold the whitening gel on your teeth better and can be worn overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Listerine whitening: As a dentist i can tell you that all otc tooth whitening products have limitations and are not as effective as custom bleaching trays with products supplied by your dentist. For patient reviews see: http://www.Amazon.Com/listerine-whitening-dissolving-strips-56-count/product-reviews/b000teyrxs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer