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Listerine Whitening Mouthwash Side 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
Then stop: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinsing solution that is useful adjunct to good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist or periodontist on a regular basis. While nausea is not a common side effect of this medication, if it is intolerable to you, then stop. Be sure you tell your dentist that you have modified your at home treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: Listerine contains antibacterial ingredients, and the fluoride is the best thing to prevent cavities. Use only as directed on label. Do not overuse. Mouthwash does not replace either brushing or flossing. Brush 2x/day for 65-70% bacteria removal. Floss 1x/day to remove 25-30% of bacteria from between teeth where toothbrush can't reach. Use mouthwash 1x/day to remove 1-2% of bacteria. ...Read more
Not Really: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It couldn't hurt: The rinse will help a little to keep bad breath at bay, but you do have to have good teeth (no holes) and you must also practice good oral hygiene. The rinse will mostly help keep gingivitis or mild periodontitis in check. Bad breath is not only an oral problem but is possibly caused by what you have in your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good idea: It's never a good idea to mix meds, even if otc. Ingredients in one could possibly alter action of the other. ...Read more
Which method is more effective for teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips ?
In office > strips: The whitening strips can be effective but if you want faster, more noticeable results, you would be happier with an in office, professionally administered whitening treatment like Zoom, Kor, Saphire, or any of the many systems offered by dentists in your area. You can always find someone running a special if cost is your main concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?
Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?
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