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What specific type of toothpaste can a person along with chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash?

What specific type of toothpaste can a person along with chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash?

Any toothpaste: When using a Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an adjunct for oral hygiene, i recommend brushing and flossing first, rinsing with water and then using the mouthwash. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Definition)

In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, ...Read more


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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 many days  you do Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash after simple  dental implant on 2 upper molar teeth.  
Would warm salty water wash be better.

7-10: I like to state "7-10days please"....mostly because patients will only do 3-4days which is fine and I like warm salt rinses too if the patient does not like the peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read more

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Can Mouth Wash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate be ototoxic and cause hearing loss?

Can Mouth Wash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate be ototoxic and cause hearing loss?

NO: No. The reported ototoxicity from chlorhexidine is for use in the middle ear. See ENT doc if you have hearing loss. ...Read more

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How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

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 more

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Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

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 more

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Is mouthwash effective?

Is  mouthwash effective?

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 more

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What mouthwash is the best?

What mouthwash is the best?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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How could mouthwash be good for you?

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 more

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What effects from peroxide and from alcohol mouthwashes?

What effects from peroxide and from alcohol mouthwashes?

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

Dr. Edward Segal
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Periogard (Definition)

Periogard is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more


Mouthwash (Definition)

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