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Soaking Retainers In Mouthwash
5-10 Minutes Only: Proper care of a dental "flipper" partial denture includes brushing it with a toothbrush to remove food particles & adherent dental plaque and rinsing it afterwards. Keep it in clear, clean water when not in your mouth. Use a commercial denture cleanser soak or mouthwash for 5-10 minutes daily to reduce possible odor and stain. Warning: some mouthwashes may alter the color of the the denture base. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely safe and a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to clean your retainers with a colgate soft total advanced whitening toothbrush? would the whitening IN THE TOOTHBRUSH harm the retainer?
What do you soak dental flippers or dentures in and is it safe to soak them in mouth wash mixed with warm water?
No: It should not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
Oral hygiene: You should brush and floss properly and for a total of two minutes after eating. Mouth rinses for most patients are unnecessary (unless your own dentist recommends one for a specific purpose). The order is not important. The technique and diligence is. It's often best to actually demonstrate your technique to your dentist or dental hygienist. Many people think they are doing it properly but aren't ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe:: If your blood pressure is not under control, or if the bleeding has not completely stopped it may not be a good idea to rinse with salt water. Discuss this with you surgeon first. The warm salt water rinse will speed up healing and is typically safe to use after 24 hours in most other cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sodium hydroxide in sink drain, 4yo brushes teeth - water collects in sink, brush goes into water and mouth.No burns/discomfort-should we take to er?
Is it safe to clean your retainers with a colgate soft total advanced whitening toothbrush? would the whitening harm the retainer?
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?
Salt water: ..but not too soon after the surgery so you don't dislodge the blood clot. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and is primarily indicated for a condition called Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis or Trenchmouth. It needs to be diluted before oral use. Warm salt water OTOH, is benign and quite helpful in your situation. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Top mouth rinses: Top in sales, effectiveness or ? There are so many on the market and they all have different ingredients and indications. In general, they are not even an essential part of good oral hygiene. Ask your own dentist to recommend the right one for you based upon your specific circumstances and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ingredients: Mary's magic mouthwash was initially formulated for patients on chemo therapy for cancer and it is usually a combination of lidocain for pain relief, corticosteroids for suppressing inflamation, antifungal medications to prevent thrusth and antibacterial to prevent gum disease. This can easily be abused due to too many many medications and should not be used routinely unless necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walmart knockoff!: Equate is a walmart knockoff of listerine. 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! equate, listerine still 1% of care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural mouthwash?: I am not sure what you are referring to when you say "natural" mouthwash and therefore i can't answer your question accurately. Please re-post your question with more specific information and why you are asking the question. Do you have a problem with plaque buildup? ...Read more
Gingivitis: If you brush thoroughly 2-3 times per day, floss daily, brush your tongue, visit the dentist every 6 months, and you have good oral health, there really is no reason you need to use mouthwash. You can maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath without it. Having said that, I do enjoy the antibacterial properties of listerine, and I use it daily. It is very good in helping prevent gingivitis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Neat stuff: Just had to use it myself and had an oral surgeon prescribe for me. There are all sorts of things chiefly benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Lidocaine and sometimes cortisones. The idea is to numb it and reduce the swelling. It took two weeks to get the end results! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have an allergy to one of the ingredients in the mouthwash you can have a reaction. Also, many mouthwashes contain alcohol. Using these multiple times a day can harm tissues in your mouth and lead to big trouble. In my practice i don't recommend using these products more than twice per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer