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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Yes: Yes, Fluoride rinses are very good for your teeth. I am also a big fan of listerine because it is so good for your gums and removes the subgingival bacteria that cause gingivitis. I myself use listerine once a day and get my Fluoride through toothpaste twice a day. But Fluoride rinses are great too. I would recommend the Fluoride rinse morning and night after brushing and listerine at noon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It whitens teeth.: Whitening rinses contain a whitening agent (like hydrogen peroxide) similar to whitening toothpastes. However, they only whiten very, very slowly since the are normally in contact with the teeth for only a minute or two. Contrast this with whitening strips or trays which are usually kept in contact with the teeth for an hour or so at a time. Trays will work much better and faster than rinses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White film: Some people are sensitive to toothpastes and mouthwash products. If you are describing a white ropey saliva, this could be sloffed off tissue sometimes associated with alcohol on mouthwashes . If it burns/tingles during or after use, it may be the culprit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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