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Rinsing Your Mouth With Dettol
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
Yes.: The mouthwash's antibacterial and cleaning effects are while "rishing" inside your mouth. None are good to swallow. Rinsing your mouth afterwards is not a bad idea! ...Read more
Your choice: Rinse or not? This depends on what rinse you use. If it is for cavity prevention and the rinse contains fluoride, spit well, but best not to rinse--the remaining rinse continues to add Fluoride into your tooth. If it is to kill germs in mouth, ; you do not want the chemicals to be absorbed by your body, rinse off. Most otc products seem to expect no-rinse to offer its efficacy, however. Spit well. ...Read more
Toothpaste: This is not necessary, but if the taste of the toothpaste bothers you it would help. If you rinse with water you may help to expel any foodstuffs from your mouth that were stirred up by the brushing. Mouthwashes often contain antibacterial materials that may help to limit future cavities. Good luck. ...Read more
After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water? Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?
Not good idea: It's never a good idea to mix meds, even if otc. Ingredients in one could possibly alter action of the other. ...Read more
Should we rinse mouth with water after using mouthwash or just spit it out with saliva? If don't rinse w water i feel the chemicals are all in mouth
No: No dont rinse out your mouth with water immediately after use. The mouthwash continues to work even after you spit it out. Use a mouth wash with Fluoride and dont use alcohol based onces too much as they will dry out your mouth. If the chemicals or after taste become too bothersome then its ok to rinse with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry mouth: The most common cause of dry mouth is medications. However your mouth may react to certain ingredients in toothpaste. If this happens try another brand and find one that works for you. Your dentist can help you find a toothpaste and help your dry mouth. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. ...Read more
Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?
Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Effectiveness....: If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose. The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what order should I perform: brushing of teeth, rinsing/gargling with salt water, and use of listerine?
Inhibits vs. killing: Antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Antiseptic substances inhibit the growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, as well as fungi, protozoa, and viruses.The greatest difference between these mouthwashes is that most antiseptic mouthwashes contain a significant amount of alcohol. Alcohol tends to dries the mouth and can be a problem for many. ...Read more
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