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Nuvaring fell out onto floor. Rinsed it twice with soap and water and then wiped with a Clorox/Lysol disinfecting wipe. Will it lose effectiveness?

Nuvaring fell out onto floor. Rinsed it twice with soap and water and then wiped with a Clorox/Lysol disinfecting wipe.  Will it lose effectiveness?

Uncertain effect : Nuvaring should not be falling out when in the vagina. Ask your doctor to check and verify that you are placing it correctly. It can be out of the vagina for up to three hours. Washing with soap and water is safe. I'm not sure what the effect of washing it with Lysol would be though. That could affect the ability of hormones to be released the safest thing to do is to dispose of it and place anothcheck and verify that you are placing it correctly. It can be out of the vagina for up to three hours. Washing with soap and water is safe. I'm not sure what the effect of washing it with Lysol would be though. That could affect the ability of hormones to be released the safest thing to do is to dispose of it and place another. ...Read more

Dr. James Wright
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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more


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Can I rinse my mouth with clorox to help fight gum disease?

Can I rinse my mouth with clorox to help fight gum disease?

No. Do not.: Clorox is a cleaning product for the house and has bleach, making it dangerous. Please do not do it. Please see my comment for good products to fight gum disease. Again, please do not use clorox. ...Read more

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Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis?  I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Visit Periodontist: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. PerioShield breaks down plaque, but cannot stop gum recession. ...Read more

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How should you treat clorox fume exposure?

How should you treat clorox fume exposure?

Clorox fumes: Immedicaztely get away from exposure and get into fresh air. If in respiratory distress call 011 or get to emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that early periodontitis is reversible?

Is it true that early periodontitis is reversible?

Absolutly: There are many ways to reduce inflammation. A simple one is mixing 10 drops of oreganeo oil with 5 drops of olive and 5 drops of clove oil. Get a rubber tip and massage your gums with a few drops of the oil if its to strong reduce the oreganeo oil you should see a change in a few days. ...Read more

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How is chronic periodontitis treated?

How is chronic periodontitis treated?

Chronic TLC: While there are many different treatments for periodontal disease, they all involve regular dental visits. Treatment could include deep cleanings, a change in oral hygiene, surgery, antibiotics and other care. Your dentist or periodontist will direct you as to which options are best for your oral health. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at very low levels. Read the warnings on the label: "do not use in small or confined areas; insure adequate ventilation, etc". Of course extreme exposure can cause a chemical bronchitis or pneumonitis which is more serious. So if it stings, avoid it. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly feel like I smell Clorox!?

Why do I suddenly feel like I smell Clorox!?

Assuming no clorox: nor other thing that might smell like it. problems in the nose, sinuses even brain can trigger nasal sensations (itching and smells). ...Read more

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Can periodontitis heal if good oral care/hygiene?

Can periodontitis heal if good oral care/hygiene?

Can be arrested: Periodontal disease by definition is the premature loss of bone which may not be reversed however the disease may be arrested. Once diagnosed with periodontal disease it is important to have your mouth periodically evaluated and professionally cleaned to reduce the chances of relapse. Be encouraged that by employing meticulous oral home care usually yields excellent results for the patient. ...Read more

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Is there toothpaste that helps treat periodontitis?

Is there toothpaste that helps treat periodontitis?

Professionals treat: Treatment of periodontitis requires a dental professional. It won't go away with toothpaste or mouthrinse. Its progression depends on your resistance to it, the amount of bacteria involved, & the aggressiveness of your particular oral flora. It is not curable, but maintainable. Other risk factors also can complicate like diabetes, smoking, immuno suppression, genetics, poor nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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