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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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What listerine and toothpaste to use for cleaner teeth and breath in the morning?

What listerine and toothpaste to use for cleaner teeth and breath in the morning?

Chlorine Dioxide: Using a toothpaste containing chlorine dioxide will kill gram negative aneurobic bacteria that usually cause bad breath. The chlorine dioxide will also lighten/whiten your teeth.. ...Read more

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Is it good to use differing types of toothpaste together? Listerine is excellent even with alcohol, but why are some dentists against it?

Is it good to use differing types of toothpaste together? Listerine is excellent even with alcohol, but why are some dentists against it?

Listerine alcohol: The mechanical action of the toothbrush is the most important thing in cleaning your teeth. This can be done well even without toothpaste. The Fluoride and antimicrobial additives in toothpaste are important for oral health.
As for listerine, an excellent product that can be very beneficial but the alcohol in it is bad for people with dry mouths. Some people can't tolerate it. ...Read more

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Will using Listerine immediately after brushing my teeth with Rembrandt whitening toothpaste negate any of the whitening effects?

Will using Listerine immediately after brushing my teeth with Rembrandt whitening toothpaste negate any of the whitening effects?

No, it shouldn't: Whitening toothpastes all work the same way in that they contain mild abrasive to help remove surface stains. They don't really whiten like oxidizing agents such as crest white strips or bleaching trays and gel that you can get from your dentist. ...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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Which listerine is best for cavities?

Which listerine is best for cavities?

In what way?: Listerine is a mouthwash, and it does not restore carious lesions. Brushing and flossing correctly is your best defense, and the mouthwash will help you keep them clean, reducing cavities. The mouthwash alone will not do the trick. ...Read more

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Is listerine bad for my septic system?

Is listerine bad for my septic system?

No: I presume you mean is it damaging to the bacteria that break down the waste in the septic tank. No, not unless you are spilling several gallons of it down the drain each day. The caffeine and other chemicals you pour down it on a regular basis have a much greater risk of causing any problems. ...Read more

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Why does listerine leave a white film?

Why does listerine leave a white film?

While film: After using an antiseptic mouth rinse like listerine, occasionally the alcohol can cause the buccal mucosal tissue to slough. May seem like it is peeling off the cheek. Switch to an alcohol free type of mouth rinse. Read the labels to make an educated choice. ...Read more

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Is it good to use listerine with dandruff?

Is it good to use listerine with dandruff?

Try head & shoulders: Have you gotten 30% alcohol in your eyes? Keep the listerine in your mouth. You can always try apple cider vinegar for your scalp. Google it. ...Read more

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Is listerine any better than crest pro health?

Is listerine any better than crest pro health?

Barely: There is not much difference between the effectiveness of any mouthwash. They all possess some anti-bacterial ingredients to promote health. ...Read more

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Could listerine get down into periodontal pockets?

Could listerine get down into periodontal pockets?

Gum disease: Gum disease requires constant monitoring and treatment by your dentist or a periodontist. There are no otc fixes for the problem. Please discuss this with your dentist before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Which is better, listerine with or without alcohol?

Which is better, listerine with or without alcohol?

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

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Could crest pro-health work just as well as listerine?

Could crest pro-health work just as well as listerine?

Yes: Yes it can and crest pro health is alcohol free, so it is less drying to the mouth tissues. However, in some people, it can cause stains on the teeth that can be cleaned off by a hygienist. ...Read more

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Should I rinse with water after I rinse with listerine?

Should I rinse with water after I rinse with listerine?

No: If you rinse with water after you rinse with listerine, you will dilute the effectiveness of the mouth wash. ...Read more

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Help can crest pro-health work just as well as listerine?

Help can crest pro-health work just as well as listerine?

Mouthwash: Both Listerine and Crest Pro Health can be used for gingivitis. Listerine with the essential oils has had many studies and is proven to be effective, but it has alcohol so patients with dry mouth should not use it. Crest Pro health does not have as long a history and as many studies but it can be effective to remove germs. But neither will replace good brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Do all the different listerine flavors have the same effect?

Do all the different listerine flavors have the same effect?

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

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