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Mouthwash Before Or After Brushing
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After you brush: Mouthwash should be used after brushing and flossing. I recommend an anti-microbial mouthrinse. Whitening mouthrinses may remove stain but, do not do a very good job of whitening teeth. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Adjunct: If you use effective toothpaste and mouth rinses they are mutually advantageous for your teeth and gums. If you use Fluoride rinse then follow those directions as to avoid things after rinsing. If you ever have questions. Ask your dentist. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Mostly useless.: Most over-the-counter mouthwashes do nothing to help fight tooth decay or gum disease. Some have Fluoride in them, but it's very weak and so not real effective. Listerine is the only one proven to kill bacteria but it's effects don't last long enough to excite the dental professionals. Mechanical methods of brushing and flossing are still necessary. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Only good: Sugary foods have acid that attacks the enamel of your teeth that causes cavities.Brushing flossing and mouthwash after eating decreases the amount of sugar that attaches to your teeth thus helping to keep the chances of cavities to a minimum.All this home care is only good. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Sure it is: Many people like to use mouthwash, and the right time to use it is after you clean your teeth. Note that mouthwash is not a substitution for proper oral hygiene, but rather an adjunct. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My gums hurt and my breath stinks after brushing. I've tried many mouthwashes but none is working. My tongue is slightly coated and I have mucus. ?
Gingivitis: The inflamed gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, forms a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreGet help now ›
Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?
Go to it: It is safe to do all three of those steps unless the doctor asked you not to do one of them. Just be gentle flossing around the tooth for the first two days, then usually no problems. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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