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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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