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Smart Mouth Mouthwash
Use alcohol free: Alcohol can cause a burning sensation in the oral cavity tissue.. The truth is that the "burn" we experience is actually a bad thing, especially for chronic bad breath sufferers who use mouthwash many times a day and for people who have been using an alcohol mouthwash for many years. Long term exposure to alcohol can potentially lead to oral sores or even oral cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How do I get mouthwash remnants out of my mouth if i can't eat or drink anything for 30 minutes afterwards?
Depends....: If it is a Fluoride mouthwash, you want to follow the instructions exactly. The purpose is for the Fluoride mouthwash, which remains after spitting out the excess, to be absorbed onto tooth structure, thereby reducing decay or sensitivity. You should have nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes, which would reduce the effectiveness of this treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Today I made the mistake of using isopropyl alchahol instead of my usual mouthwash, and then I read it is harmful to the mouth, will that damage heal?
Of course: Isopropyl alcohol is dangerous to swallow (esp. large amounts) but in the mouth is just a mild irritant. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal themselves and the mucous membranes of the mouth heal the quickest. If you have ever burned your mouth on pizza or other hot food, no matter how bad the burn it is usually all better the next day. Any damage should fully heal very quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not: Mouthwash is not the magical miracle worker that some people believe. The primary cleaning method is using a soft brush in circles where the teeth and gum come together. Follow up with a water pik is very useful. Mouthwash maybe once or twice a day if you want to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?
Used a mouthwash rinse for the first time. It really dried my mouth out and after about 3 weeks the dr. Said i had thrush. Is that normal?
Not normal: Mouthwash shouldn't cause thrush--it should help prevent it. Find a better mouthwash! i recommend listerine or crest prohealth (or the generic equivalents). The real question is why did you get thrush, since it is unlikely the mouthwash caused the thrush. So what is the underlying health issue that allowed a fungal infection to occur? What did the dr. Say? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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