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Listerine Tartar Control Medication
Could irritate gums: Without knowing ingredients, hard to say. Many rinses contain alcohol, which is drying to soft tissues, and overuse should be avoided. Bottom line - rinses will never effectively whiten teeth, and tartar can most effectively be avoided by brushing and flossing well. Rinses are not the answer. So best not to overuse rinses. ...Read more
It depends: The formula of listerine and alcohol free listerine are different. The regular listerine has the essential oils that have been proven to kill oral bacteria, and carries the ada seal. Some of the other versions are not the same and are not as effective. However the alcohol in listerine can make a dry mouth even worse and alcohol free mouthwashes are better for people with dry mouths. ...Read more
No: If you rinse with water after you rinse with listerine, you will dilute the effectiveness of the mouth wash. ...Read more
Yes, except...: Listerine total care is an anti-cavity rinse with fluoride, as opposed to all the "flavors" that use essential oils to help fight gingivitis. Regular and the assorted flavors of listerine do not fight cavities, rather it works to help decrease plaque and kill the bacteria that cause gingivitis. The flavor does not change the antiseptic properties. ...Read more
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
No restrictions: Because they can be removed, you are able to brush and floss your teeth just like you normally would. You can also soak retainers in a half and half solution of Listerine and water twice a week to get them extra clean. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, listerine is a very good product for the control and prevention of gingivitis. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to pregnancy gingivitis. It is important to maintain very good oral hygiene during pregnancy. ...Read more
If that is what you are asking, then usually the answer would be yes (try non-alcohol version) and only use it if you've had no complications during the healing period.
If in doubt, see your dentist.
Please be aware, if you were pierced, that you have a greater chance of chipping your teeth. ...Read more
How much, how often: If you use listerine to gargle with and you swallow a little this is no big deal, but if you use it to get drunk, it is a big problem and you need help. ...Read more
A little is OK: You really shouldn't swallow listerine on a regular basis. But if you happen to accidentally swallow a bit you should be fine. People who are alcoholics have been known to drink scope when they can't get any of their regular stuff. Listerine has ingredients other than scope that would probably cause liver and/or kidney damage if you drink enough of it. ...Read more
Brushing that area more rigorously since and have been using listerine, but it continues to hurt. What can I do?
See a dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist. Without knowing what "that area" is or when "since" refers to, there is no way anyone can even begin to advise you. Have a proper dental examination. ...Read more
I used listerine day and night during my 1st mth of preg. Later, found out that I shouldn't. Am worried that will harm my baby. Pls help. Tq.
What mouthwash is bad for you? Is listerine bad too? My friend says some mouthwash will effect you future., I'm scared I don't know what to avoid.
No: The amount of medication in listerine is high enough to help reduce bacteria, but not high enough to cause any noticeable discoloration. There are so many sources of tooth stain (tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco) it would be very rare that listerine would be the cause. The benefits far outweigh any cosmetic risks. The blue color is a a food grade dye. May dye your tongue temporarily-like blueberries. ...Read more
It may slightly: If may help minimally if it has Fluoride in it. If you have decalcifications, discuss it with your own dentist who can properly advise you what can be done. It depends upon where they are, how big, how deep, if it's an esthetic or a structural concern, etc. Dentist have many methods to help remineralize the enamel or cover\repair the surface destruction of the tooth. ...Read more
I would.: Either way, but something to consider: listerine seems to be a good product in keeping your oral bacteria count to remain low. With vigorous swishing, the liquid is likely to reach small gum pockets your brush ; floss cannot reach well. If you do not want this chemical to be absorbed by your body, it is best to rinse off. The product seems to expect no-rinse to extend its efficacy, however. ...Read more
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