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Should I use mouthwash before or after brushing?

Should I use mouthwash before or after brushing?

After: Your teeth and gums will be cleaner and therefore the mouthwash will be more effective. ...Read more

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Is mouthwash beneficial? What does it do that brushing can't?

Is mouthwash beneficial? What does it do that brushing can't?

Yes: Studies have shown that mouthrinses can decrease the number of bacteria that are involved in tooth decay and or gum disease. Toothbrushing on the otherhand with floss is the most effective method to mechanically and effectively remove dental plaque the primary cause of tooth decay and gum infections. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended order for brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, and flosing?

Is there a recommended order for brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, and flosing?

Yes: Brush to remove the main debris where your brush can reach. Floss to clean in between and where your brush cannot reach. Rinse to complete the process. You might also add in the waterpik after brushing to " powerwash" your teeth. Good question. ...Read more

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How many times should you brush, floss and use mouthwash a day?

How many times should you brush, floss and use mouthwash a day?

2-3 times: I recommend brushing morning and night. You can also brush after lunch if you desire. Floss once a day. And use a good quality mouthwash such as listerine once a day. Like the other doctor said, brushing is about quality. You have to contact all the surfaces and angle the brush to get between the tooth and gum. Your teeth should feel smooth like glass all over when you are finishes. ...Read more

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My front tooth hurt when i pushed on it, but it went away after i brushed and used mouthwash. What was it?

My front tooth hurt when i pushed on it, but it went away after i brushed and used mouthwash. What was it?

Inflammation: Your gums may have been inflamed before you brushed and cleaned the area. You should be seeing a dentist every six months.. It may be time to make an appointment. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can cure halitosis? I brush and use mouthwashes, but i still have halitosis. It's not bad, but it's still embarrassing. Are there any medications that can help? .

Is there a medication that can cure halitosis? I brush and use mouthwashes, but i still have halitosis. It's not bad, but it's still embarrassing. Are there any medications that can help?


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See a dentist: Do you floss & clean your tongue in addition to your brushing. Are your teeth clean, are your gums healthy...All these answers will give you insight as to the cause of your halitosis. Before any medications are ilndicated you need a cause identified. See a dentist & start there. ...Read more

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Help please! is brushing and listerine mouthwash enough or do I need to floss?

No substitute : There is no substitute for floss, listerine disrupts the balance of organisms in your mouth by killing the good and bad bacteria so if you use listerine routinely, be sure to eat lots of yogurt to replenish the good bacteria. ...Read more

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