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Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

May be both: The prolonged and excessive use of mouth wash, can alter the bacterial flora of the mouth causing the ulceration,
and the presence of tongue jewelry also contribute to the inflammation and ultimately ulceration s ...Read more

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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Everytime I brush mu teeth there is a ton of blood. What could be causing this? I use sensodyne tooyhpaste and non alcoholic mouthwash.

Everytime I brush mu teeth there is a ton of blood. What could be causing this? I use sensodyne tooyhpaste and non alcoholic mouthwash.

Gum disease: Bleeding upon brushing is almost always a sign of gum disease, sometimes known as pyorrhea, but technically lnown as periodontitis. You need to see a dentist and have the gums and bone around your teeth examined. Periodontitis is an infection, is serious, can cause loss of jaw bone and teeth, and has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for a pre mouth wash!

What do you suggest for a pre mouth wash!

Pre-mouthwash: Not sure exactly what you mean by "pre mouth wash". If you mean a mouthwash to be used before brushing, you've got a multitude of choices, from anti-plaque to whitening mouthwashes. Not everyone needs a specific mouthwash. Routine oral hygiene maneuvers such as brushing and flossing are much more important to your oral health. However, if you mean "pre-operative" mouthwash, we commonly prescribe c. ...Read more

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Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Water Flosser: Many mouthwashes have alcohol in them, some as much as 20% with extreme mints can dry your mouth, so limit the use of it. Alternate alcohol and non-alcohol mouthwash during the day. A great alternative to mouth wash would be to use a device called the Water Flosser. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best mouth-wash product?

Please help! What is the best mouth-wash product?

There is none: There is no one generally agreed upon "best mouth-wash". In my opinion, for most individuals mouth rinses are not an essential part of a good oral hygiene regimen. There are specific mouth rinses for specific purposes and if one is needed, your own dentist can recommend the right one for you. For general purposes, listerine and crest prohealth are two of my own personal favorites. ...Read more

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How frequently are you supposesd to use mouth wash?

How frequently are you supposesd to use mouth wash?

What are you: Trying to accomplish. If it is just fresh breath, brushing your teeth with a natural toothpaste should accomplish this. Start by seeing your dentist for the best results. ...Read more

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How often should I wash my mouth using a mouth wash?

How often should I wash my mouth using a mouth wash?

Once or twice a day: Is sufficient. Some mouth washes are "stronger" than others. Excessive rinsing can disturb the normal bacteria flora of the mouth and allow "other" bacteria to take over. ...Read more

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How often are you supposesd to use mouth wash per day?

How often are you supposesd to use mouth wash per day?

Know why....: How often you should rinse your mouth depends on why you are to do so, as well as what rinse you are using. There are many different mouth rinse products; some are to prevent future cavities, and some are to control harmful gum disease bacteria, some are to reduce fungus in mouth, or to aid healing after surgery. Have your dentist help you find ; use the best products for your condition. ...Read more

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Is alcohol based mouth wash bad?

Is alcohol based mouth wash bad?

Depends: Alcohol based mouthwash is not bad. However, it would be bad for an alcoholic or a child to use, in case of ingestion. ...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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Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Yes: Yes, but better to take the retainers off since they may prevent the mouthwash from accessing all surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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How long after scaling can I rinse with mouth wash?

How long after scaling can I rinse with mouth wash?

There is no: Wait time for rinsing after scaling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the side effect of flush with mouth wash?

Please tell me what's the side effect of flush with mouth wash?

Mouth wash: Not sure I understand the question. If the question is are there side effects of using mouth wash the answer is no there are not. Flushing? You need to be more specific. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I wash my mouth using a mouthwash?

Maybe not: Mouthwash is not the magical miracle worker that some people believe. The primary cleaning method is using a soft brush in circles where the teeth and gum come together. Follow up with a water pik is very useful. Mouthwash maybe once or twice a day if you want to. ...Read more

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If I gargled with mouth wash, how long before I can blow into my interlock device and start my car??

If I gargled with mouth wash, how long before I can blow into my interlock device and start my car??

Mouthwash usually: Does not contain alcohol anymore so you should be able to blow immediately. If there is alcohol in your mouthwash (check the ingredients) than you will need to wait 5 to 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Biotene: This is not the only one out there also salivart and other salivary substitutes, but I have found this to be quite well accepted. ...Read more

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A popular brand mouth wash brags about a 99.9% germ reduction. BUT, how long does the mouth take til it goes back to thousands of germs? 6 hours?

Advertising Lingo: Read the below article for some insight. The bacteria that are not killed still reproduce and divide as usual, so time will vary.

http://boingboing. Net/2009/12/18/what-kills-999-of-ge. Html ...Read more

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Dental experts! What would happen if I drank mouth wash?

Depends: Depends on the mouthwash, if it contains alcohol or other medicinal compounds and the amount you drank.
From the poison control perspective, a small ingestion will likely just cause nausea and some vomiting. However, large ingestion of mouthwash could be harmful. Call the poison hotline and tell them which brand and how much. ...Read more

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Could I use mouth wash if I have braces?

Yes, indeed: Anything that helps your oral hygiene is actually strongly recommended during orthodontic treatment. So use the mouthwash as best as you can to keep your gums and teeth under control.
The only thing you want to avoid during orthodontic treatment is whitening. Because the whitening gel will not reach under the area covered by brackets and that can lead to your tooth surface having two colors! ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more

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Gum irritation from mouth wash, what to do?

Stop the mouthwash: Stop using the mouthwash. Switch to six ounces warm water mixed with teaspoon of salt and rinse with this several times a day. Avoid spicey foods and see a dentist if irritation persists more than a week. ...Read more

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What is the best mouth wash to use for halitosis?

What is the best mouth wash to use for halitosis?

Any: Mouth washes only temporarily take away bad breath. Like for minutes rather than hours. The best home treatment for bad breath is good daily oral hygiene. Also get your teeth cleaned professionally on a timely manner. Your health care professional can advise you whether you have gum disease causing bad breath. ...Read more

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How to keep a fresh breath without gum/mouth wash?

How to keep a fresh breath without gum/mouth wash?

Good Oral Hygiene: Proper flossing, brushing, and tongue cleaning is the first step. If that doesn't work see your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum irritation from mouth wash?

What to do if I have gum irritation from mouth wash?

Figure out if it is: Just this particular mouth wash or all mouthwashes or something else entirely. There are alternatives to mouthwash such as just simple salt water. ...Read more

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Is it proper to soak my dental flipper in mouth wash?

5-10 Minutes Only: Proper care of a dental "flipper" partial denture includes brushing it with a toothbrush to remove food particles & adherent dental plaque and rinsing it afterwards. Keep it in clear, clean water when not in your mouth. Use a commercial denture cleanser soak or mouthwash for 5-10 minutes daily to reduce possible odor and stain. Warning: some mouthwashes may alter the color of the the denture base. ...Read more

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Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Yes: I would dilute it 50 percent and keep it in your mouth less than 30 seconds. I would not swallow itand use it only once per day. ...Read more

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Antibecterial mouth wash is good in bad mouth smell or not?

Very helpful: In conjunction with daily flossing, brushing and use of a Water -Pik ...Read more

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Mouthwash (Definition)

Mouthwash can be gentler than ...Read more