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Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

It may slightly: If may help minimally if it has Fluoride in it. If you have decalcifications, discuss it with your own dentist who can properly advise you what can be done. It depends upon where they are, how big, how deep, if it's an esthetic or a structural concern, etc. Dentist have many methods to help remineralize the enamel or cover\repair the surface destruction of the tooth. ...Read more

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Is crest prohealth toothpaste and mouthwash any good?

Yes: Yes , it works pretty good ant product approved by ada, it is backed up by research, and the claims that made are usually true. ...Read more

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Can biotene mouthwash help control periodontitis?

Can biotene mouthwash help control periodontitis?

No: No mouth wash alone can control or stop periodontitis. The disease is caused by many different types of bacteria and most of them are beneath the gum tissue therefore no mouth wash can reach those areas. Must get thorough cleaning, laser treatments and regularly scheduled dental visits in order to control periodontitis. Biotene is supposed to help with dental cavities in patients with low saliva. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth.Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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Does listerine antibacterial mouthwash make your mouth too dry?

Does listerine antibacterial mouthwash make your mouth too dry?

Some people: For some people the listerine mouthwash can make their mouth dry due to the high alcohol content, 21.6% - 26.9% you could try using a mouthwash without any alcohol in it. ...Read more

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Does listeria antibacterial mouthwash cause dry mouth?

Not sure: If you are referring to listerine, then possibly. Any mouthrinse that contains alcohol can cause dry mouth...Traditional listerine has alcohol. Try switching to listerine zero or any other mouthrinse that is alcohol free. ...Read more

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Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read more

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Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Depends: What are you looking for. One is by prescription for gum issues and the other is a over the counter rinse.So i would need to know what your oral condition is before making a recommendation. ...Read more

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How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

Most OTC have .02%: Most dentist recommended floride rinses have .04% flouride. Most otc rinses have .02%. Phos-flur rinse from colgate has .04%. ...Read more

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Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Not recommended: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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Do you recommend spry toothpaste with xylitol and fluoride?

Not yet: Spry toothpaste is not yet approved by the american dental association (ada) so i can't endorse it. The ada tests all the ingredients and attributes of products to make sure they are safe and effective for you and your family. Please use an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste 3 times per day. ...Read more

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Do whitening mouth washes aggravate cavities?

Do whitening mouth washes aggravate cavities?

Maybe: It is very possible that they do. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

No!: Prescription Flouride is usually 'stannous Flouride' which "sticks" to the teeth and has an extremely long duration of activity. Prescription Flouride is also at MUCH higher concentration. ...Read more

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Chlorehexidine mouthwash effective canker sores?

Chlorehexidine mouthwash effective canker sores?

Not really: These are viral, chlorhex is for bacteria. Try warm salt water rinses. Mostly a matter of waiting 10 -14 days to go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more

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Is listerine (mouthwash) a carcinogen?

Is listerine (mouthwash) a carcinogen?

No but....: Listerine as well as many other mouthwashes come both with and without alcohol as an ingredient. That tends to dry the mouth and with long term use, and especially when you add smoking to the mix, there is some question as to it's ill effects. For most patients mouthwashes are not an essential part of good oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and a nutritious diet low in refined sugars are. ...Read more

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