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Could using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash for 14 days after 2 basic dental implants (12&13) cause fungal infection? Any other options.
How many days you do Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash after simple dental implant on 2 upper molar teeth.
Would warm salty water wash be better.
How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?
Use of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Usually using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for four to six weeks twice a day is enough to help reduce inflammation of Gums.Your dentist should bring you back to other mouth washes which does not have Chlorhexidine . ...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
Good for 1% of care!: In my office daily flossing is 93% of home care; toothbrushing is 6% and mouthwash is at best 1%. Don't believe what you see on the commercials. (have you ever seen a commercial for floss? No! because there is no profit in selling it!). But there must be a tremendous profit in pitching 40 proof mouthwash! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adjunct: Mouthwash reduces harmful bacterial levels. Tooth brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock removes about 70% of bacteria. Flossing/Water Pik removes a little under 30% from places toothbrush can never reach. Mouthwash may reduce 1-2%. So mouthwash not a substitute for brushing/flossing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black hairy tongue: The name sounds scary but it's harmless. Overuse of mouthrinses can kill the bacteria which normally live on the tongue and allow an overgrowth of yeast. The papillae, rough hair-like projections on your tongue, can overgrow and look like hair. It is treated by discontinuing the mouthrinse, brushing and scrapping the tongue, and antifungal prescription if necessary. ...Read more