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Listerine Zero Alcohol
I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?
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
Ethanol: 21 to 27 percent depending on which version you are considering. ...Read more
Listerine affects te: Yes, listerine will affect the test reading. Please google the following article, entitled "field sobriety testing: intoxilyzers and listerine antiseptic" published in the july 1985 issue of the police chief (p. 70). ...Read more
Listerine is not a: Treatment for lice. Tx requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd tx may be needed. ...Read more
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No difference: About 25 %-30% of Americans suffer from chronic bad breath. The most common cause of the bad breath is bacteria. Bacteria that cause bad breath release sulfur compounds and it stinks. Regardless, what kind of mouthwash is used, the best way to get rid of bacteria: floss and brush teeth and clean the tongue twice a day. Also see your dentist on the regular basis at least 2X a year. ...Read more
Is it good to use differing types of toothpaste together? Listerine is excellent even with alcohol, but why are some dentists against it?
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
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 more
How can using mouthwash cool mint listerine (21.6% alcohol)as directed not drinking) cause a positive beathalyzer reading? Please explain in detail.
Alcohol: Alcohol absorbs through the tissues in your mouth. Every single drug screening or treatment program I know tells every single patient this and that this type of product is not acceptable if one is being tested for alcohol. Putting listorine into your mouth is the same as drinking alcohol. The taste alone often triggers patients back into relapse. ...Read more
Instead of using listerine due to its alcohol content, is it safe to rinse/clean the mouth with salt? Thanks a lot!
I am on metronidazole antibiotic and just rinsed my mouth with Listerine that contains alcohol. Should I be worried?
No, not at all: Listerine is fairly harmless chemical. So you have no reason to be worried/concerned. ...Read more
Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?
Mouthwash: Mouthwash is an adjunct product in maintaining your overall oral health, and it is still debated if their use is absolutely necessary. Proper brushing and flossing is more essential. I do not like to endorse products, so I'll advise you the same way I do my patients: use the product that you feel most comfortable with. It's hard to say what's better or just as good. ...Read more
I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?
Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant. I have been using listerine as part of my oral care routine. Is this safe since it is alcohol based?
My gums bled a lot today while flossing. I am 26 weeks pregnant. Is listerine mouthwash safe to use? It has alcohol.
I cleaned my retainer with listerene before I put it in. I read MRSA can live on them. Would alcohol kill it? Should I be worried?
MRSA ; alcohol: As long as u r using alcohol-based listerine (check label: newer versions don't have alcohol), u should be safe. Be sure to clean off food particles before soaking the retainer ; soak at least an hour. You could also add some hydrogen peroxide for added sterilization. (ask doc if either ingredient might damage retainer).Rinse off with distilled/boiled water to remove any Fluoride residue. ...Read more
Antiseptic: Listerine works based on the 'essential oils' it contains. These essential oils act as an antiseptic to kill off the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Listening is a good product, but it should be used in addition to brushing, not instead of brushing. Also, smokers should use an alcohol-free listerine if that is the brand of mouthwash they choose. ...Read more
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
No: If you rinse with water after you rinse with listerine, you will dilute the effectiveness of the mouth wash. ...Read more
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
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
Listerine Zero: No, listerine will not stunt the growth of a teen. If the teen using the product properly and not swallowing the product you should not have to worry about any side effects. If you are concerned about a teen using a product that has alcohol, you can buy the listerine zero or listerine total care zero anticavity that is alcohol free. ...Read more
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
Yes, you can: You might also want to try and use Listerine Whitening mouth wash to enhance the results. ...Read more
No restrictions: Because they can be removed, you are able to brush and floss your teeth just like you normally would. You can also soak retainers in a half and half solution of Listerine and water twice a week to get them extra clean. ...Read more
Nothing: There is nothing dangerous in listerine to cause any problem with swallowing a tiny bit. ...Read more
Fluorosis: The direction actually say to consult a dentist or doctor if the child is under the age of 12. It is important that the child is old enough to not swallow it and to use it properly. This is when the children's permanent teeth are exfoliating so it's important that they don't ingest high amounts of Fluoride so they don't get fluorosis. Fluorosis is brown staining on teeth. ...Read more
The most toxic ingredient in listerine is the alcohol which is about 26 percent (54 proof).
Eucalyptol, menthol, and thymol are other ingredients in listerine that can cause some problems when ingested but at huge dose--more than 1/2 cup. The only case of death I have heard about is when a person drank nearly three liters of it. Accidentally drunk a 'significant amount'? Vodka is way cheaper. ...Read more
I have tonsiloliths. Is it ok to gargle with listerine twice a day or will it aggrevate the condition?
Fine: It will not cause any problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes, listerine is a very good product for the control and prevention of gingivitis. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to pregnancy gingivitis. It is important to maintain very good oral hygiene during pregnancy. ...Read more