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Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does rinsing our mouth with salt water, whiten teeth?

Does rinsing our mouth with salt water, whiten teeth?

Best way: Best way to whiten teeth is whitening gel in custom made trays. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, are at best modestly successful. Home made remedies do not produce measurable change. Don't waste time/money, talk to your Dentist. ...Read more

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Does listeria antibacterial mouthwash cause dry mouth?

Does listeria antibacterial mouthwash cause dry mouth?

Not sure: If you are referring to listerine, then possibly. Any mouthrinse that contains alcohol can cause dry mouth...Traditional listerine has alcohol. Try switching to listerine zero or any other mouthrinse that is alcohol free. ...Read more

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Do whitening mouth washes aggravate cavities?

Do whitening mouth washes aggravate cavities?

Maybe: It is very possible that they do. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does listerine antibacterial mouthwash make your mouth too dry?

Some people: For some people the listerine mouthwash can make their mouth dry due to the high alcohol content, 21.6% - 26.9% you could try using a mouthwash without any alcohol in it. ...Read more

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Should one brush, floss, then use mouth wash. Or floss, brush then use mouth wash??

Should one brush, floss, then use mouth wash. Or floss, brush then use mouth wash??

Oral hygiene: You should brush and floss properly and for a total of two minutes after eating. Mouth rinses for most patients are unnecessary (unless your own dentist recommends one for a specific purpose). The order is not important. The technique and diligence is. It's often best to actually demonstrate your technique to your dentist or dental hygienist. Many people think they are doing it properly but aren't ...Read more

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Does periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) burn your tongue?

Does periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)  burn your tongue?

Ideally not: There are a small number of patients who develop this kind of reaction to peridex/periodard - almost like an allergic reation - discontinue use. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be mixing anti-cavity mouth rinse with whitening mouth rinse?

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

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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth.Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this. ...Read more

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Has anyone used chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse for infected gum ?

Has anyone used chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse for infected gum ?

Yes and: Bacteria cause gum disease. Chlorhexidine helps kill the bacteria, but it cannot reach into the pocket (deep) where the harmful bacteria reside. Look into the perio protect method to see if you can find a dentist near you who can help treat the cause so you don't have the disease effects. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste and mouthwash irritate reflux?

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Use toothpaste: Use toothpaste following ada guidelines, and what your hygienist/dentist instructs you, and try not to swallow... You should be within normal limits. ...Read more

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Can use Colgate mouthwash if having mouth ulcer?

Can use Colgate mouthwash if having mouth ulcer?

May irritate: you can try rinsing with the Colgate mouthwash and see if it irritates your ulcer. I'd advise using Rincinol by Butler Gum to help sooth the ulcer which should normally take a little over a week to resolve. If that doesn't help your Dentist can prescribe a special mouthwash to alleviate the discomfort. If it is still persistent have your dentist examine it. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can Toothpaste make your mouth dry?

Can Toothpaste make your mouth dry?

Dry mouth: The most common cause of dry mouth is medications. However your mouth may react to certain ingredients in toothpaste. If this happens try another brand and find one that works for you. Your dentist can help you find a toothpaste and help your dry mouth. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Yes: Yes, although crest has not said anything about it, a lot of us dentists are seeing allergic reactions to the crest pro health mouthwash. There are two possible ingredients in it that is causing, pain, ulceration, white spots, and/or swelling. I would urge you to stop using it and use another mouthwash such as listerine. ...Read more

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