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Listerine Whitening Pen
I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?
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
Mouthwash: You do not want to use any mouthwashes that have alcohol in them. Most Listerine products have 23-25% alcohol ( equivalent to a 50 proof drink). The non-alcoholic Listerine is categorized as a cosmetic product and not a therapeutic so it does not do or add anything to regular brushing and flossing. ...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
Not effective: Don't waist your money on whitening mouth rinses. They are largely ineffective. White strips are somewhat effective, but the best tooth whitening is done by the dentist. The dentist can make custom whitening trays that hold the whitening gel on your teeth better and can be worn overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use listerene mouth with special whitening stuff in it. I accidently awallowed some today while rinsing. Will i be ok?
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