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Mouth Rinse Toothpaste
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
Is it bad to store a prescription mouth guard in a mouth rinse every night after brushing it with toothpaste? Would it weaken the guard ?
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ooooooooops!: A very bad idea! I am not sure what all the ingredients are, nor the concentration of hydrogen peroxide but that was not smart. Some simple rules to follow: 1. Use products for what they were intended to be used for only! 2. Always follow directions on labels. 3. Always consult with professionals who will be glad to help you with advice on products or procedures. 4. Don't experiment on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily: You may use it daily as a mouth rince. ...Read more
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
What does it mean if fluoride mouth rinse says that it should be kept away from children under 12?
Sealed by ADA: The mouthwash alone will not solve the gum inflammation. The American Dental Association recommends antimicrobial mouthwash to help prevent and reduce gingivitis. Any mouthwash recognized by ADA and approved by FDA will help. Healthy habits and good oral hygiene is the key for a gum inflammation prevention. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage. ...Read more
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
How many times to floss a day? I brush/floss at night. In A.M., I brush and do not floss til nighttime. I do use mouth rinse in A.M. Good enough?
AWESOME: AWESOME...I think you are doing a great job and you are being a model patient. keep it up!! Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About how long does a person have geographic tongue for? I've been diagnosed with mildly irritating geographic tongue. My dentist gave me some mouth rinse but said that there isn't really anything else that he can do, and that it may go away on its own. I
Typically : Typically geographic tongue will last about 10 days, though this can vary. The following information was taken from the mayo clinic web site and provides a good description of geographic tongue. Geographic tongue is a harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae). With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands, " often with slightly raised borders. These patches (lesions) give the tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance. The lesions often heal in one area and then move (migrate) to a different part of your tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis. Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause health problems and isn't associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances. Geographic tongue is a minor â€” although sometimes uncomfortable â€” condition. However, lesions on the tongue may indicate other more serious conditions of the tongue or diseases affecting the body in general. If you have lesions on the tongue that don't resolve within seven to 10 days, see your doctor or dentist. Studies of factors that may be associated with an increased risk of geographic tongue have produced mixed results. Likely factors factors that are likely associated with an increased risk â€” relatively well supported by research â€” include the following: family history. Inherited genetic factors may increase the risk of the disorder. Fissured tongue. People with geographic tongue often have another disorder called fissured tongue, the appearance of deep fissures, or grooves, on the surface of the tongue. Other possible factors some studies have suggested a number of other factors that may increase the risk of geographic tongue, but other studies haven't supported the same conclusions. These other possible factors include: oral contraceptive use diabetes allergies and other immune system hypersensitivities stress or psychological disorders other skin disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not effective: An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer