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Top mouth rinses: Top in sales, effectiveness or ? There are so many on the market and they all have different ingredients and indications. In general, they are not even an essential part of good oral hygiene. Ask your own dentist to recommend the right one for you based upon your specific circumstances and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are better: Most mouthwashes have alcohol which is drying and can cause mouth cancer. At best they are cosmetic like perfume. Some like the original listerine (intense?) do have some positive effect for the gums. Not scientific but i think it tastes so bad the germs don't want to live there anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some questions 4 u:: Which ones and why? Some mouthwashes can dry out the mouth and should not even be used in the first place. What are you trying to accomplish. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. Proper brushing and flossing is substantially more important and all that is necessary in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what reason: Some mouthwashes make teeth more decay resistant. Some help control gum disease. Some brighten. Others reduce bad breath. None replace good oral hygiene coupled with regular dental care. Ask your dentist for recommendation as to which mouthwash, if any, would work best for your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouthwashes: The problem here is they all have their own "scientific" data. My take on this is somewhat complicated. Listerene is good because of a proprietary oil in their mouthwash. By brand, it is the only alcohol-containing mouthwash i recommend. The others i recommend specifically because they have no alcohol (drying of mucosa and destroy good bacteria). Non alcoholic are breath rx, act, fluorigard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?
Mouth rinses: First, for most individuals, mouth rinses are not an essential part of good oral hygiene and dental health. There are a zillion products out there....Some have alcohol and others don't, some have better antimicrobial effects than others, some claim tartar and plaque control, etc... There is no one generally accepted better brand or specific product. This should be discussed with your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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