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What is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums?

What is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums?

Won't help: No mouthwash will stop or prevent gum recession which often is due to improper toothbrushing technique. :"total" colgate has been proven to help with gum disease. You shjould go to the dentist and not try to be your own dentist. You can also get receeded gums from a traumatic bite relationship. See your dentist. ...Read more

Receding Gums (Definition)

Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is the loss of gum volume due most commonly to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Other causes of gum recession include inherited genes, aggressive tooth brushing, tobacco and other drug use, as well as vitamin ...Read more


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Please help! What is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums or sensitive teeth from that problem?

Please help! What is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums or sensitive teeth from that problem?

Gum recession: Gum recession does not respond to mouthwash use. There's a reason why your gums are receding and mouthwash will not stop the recession. A Fluoride containing mouthwash, such as act or phosflur, may reduce sensitivity. N to address the recession issue see your dentist, or ask for referral to a gum/bone specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more

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Enamel wearing away due to ehlers danlos syndrome. Some gum recession. Can anything be done? Brush twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash.

Enamel wearing away due to ehlers danlos syndrome. Some gum recession. Can anything be done? Brush twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash.

Enamel Wear: Enamel wear is common with Ehlers Danlos syndrome. If you have extensive breakdown of your teeth most likely you will need crowns to preserve what you have. The gum recession can be treated with what is called a graft. You should get a consult with your primary dentist and may expect referrals to a periodontist and prosthodontist. ...Read more

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What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. Had it for 5 months?

What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. Had it for 5 months?

Needs check up: More information is needed for better answer. Generalized inflammation over 5 months requires check up. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best mouthwash to use for inflamed gums?

Please recommend the best mouthwash to use for inflamed gums?

None: See a dentist to determine the cause of the inflamed gums and do not rely on any mouthwash to help. ...Read more

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What is the best mouthwash to use for helping bleeding gums?

What is the best mouthwash to use for helping bleeding gums?

Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding with mouthwash. 1st, get a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also reflect more systemic bleeding problems. Either way, you need a diagnosis, and probably intervention. If there are no other signs of easy bleeding, start with a good dental evaluation, then if more answers are needed, see a good internist. ...Read more

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What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but I'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour..

What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but I'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour..

Treat the cause: Any mouthwash with ok as long as the cause of disease is treated. Use biotene (nonalcohol mouthwash)if your mouth is dry. Dry mucosa will cause bleeding as tissue is rubbing and thus the blood smell gives rise to halitosis. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if I take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if I take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Salt water: It removes inflammatory fluids and toughens the tissue. Use 1/2 tsp of salt in a 5 oz glass of warm water, rinse one mouthful for 2 minutes, then expectorate. Do 2-3 times per day for a week. ...Read more

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What is the best mouthwash to use when all your gums are swollen. I don't have a infection and I have a tooth coming tough?

What is the best mouthwash to use when all your gums are swollen. I don't have a infection and I have a tooth coming tough?

Simplest is best: Simple salt and water is the best in this circumstance. A level teaspoon in a drinking glass of warm water should work. You should see your dentist as well. ...Read more

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Does using mouthwash everyday helps to treat my gum disease?

Does using mouthwash everyday helps to treat my gum disease?

No easy solutions: Our society (unfortunately) is always looking for quick/easy solutions.-> there are NONE for "gum-disease"! Treatment (nearly) always starts in the DENTAL OFFICE, and then maintanence at home is...is the norm. Get it treated!, git 'er done! And Good Luck!! ...Read more

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Will scope mouthwash give a chewing gum-like residue after you rinse with it?

Will scope mouthwash give a chewing gum-like residue after you rinse with it?

No: You do not haveto brush after using scope. Scope does not cause cavities. Listerine has special moutwashes to fight cavites, bad breath, and gun disease. I am not familiar with the scopeline of mouthwashes. Good luck. Remember, mouthwash is not a substitute for a dental cleaning. ...Read more

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I use a lot of mouthwash between drinks and meals or just plain chewing gum, is it likely I'm going to have white marks from this?

I use a lot of mouthwash between drinks and meals or just plain chewing gum, is it likely I'm going to have white marks from this?

Decalcification: White chalky marks on teeth are usually related to decalcification or etching of the enamel. Chewing gum and mouthwash do not cause this, but most mouthwashes contain alcohol so you may want to modify your use of these products. ...Read more

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Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

No such thing: Stay away from product with the solicited name such as "magic" or "miracle" mouthwash. Brush and floss, is the best home regimen. Good periodic cleaning at the dental office is needed. Diagnose the occlusion as the secondary factor. Your general well being also contributed into the gingival health. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I do about bleeding gums when using crest prohealth mouthwash?

What should I do about bleeding gums when using crest prohealth mouthwash?

See your dentist: Bleeding gums is the sign of inflammation. You should consult a dentist on how to prevent the gums from bleeding further. ...Read more

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What kind of mouthwash helps to get rid of gum disease?

Wrong approach: Tooth brushing, flossing, a healthy diet, and cleanings by your dentist are the best ways to avoid and treat gum disease. While certain antimicrobial mouth rinses may help, they are just a minor adjunct to the prevention and treatment. Allow follow your own dentist's recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use regular mouthwash 2 weeks after a gum graft?

Is it safe to use regular mouthwash 2 weeks after a gum graft?

Gum graft: Best to ask the oral surgeon/dentist who performed the procedure about the safety of mouthwash. Type of mouthwash (with alcohol or alcohol free) may make a difference. ...Read more

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Which type of mouthwash should I use to get rid of gum disease?

Which type of mouthwash should I use to get rid of gum disease?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): No mouthwash will get rid of gum disease, but of all the ones available, Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is the best because of the substantivity of Chlorhexidine (it stays on the tissue after rinsing). If you have anug or nup - gum diseases caused by immune problems/stress/and bacteria, hydrogen peroxide can help. Be careful not to rely on these things - the only way to get rid of it is treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I purchase a corsodyl mouthwash to treat gum disease?

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Wrong treatment: Chlorhexidine rinse should never be prescribed as a treatment modality of gum disease. It is prescribed for post surgical or short term relief of inability to perform normal oral hygiene effort (after surgery). It is usually used short term (2-4 weeks) due to various side effect long term. Gum disease can be cured or controlled easy without the need of Chlorhexidine as the treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Salt water: Salt water can help reduce swelling by reversing osmosis in the cells in your mouth. You still need a great oral hygiene and professional cleanings to get your teeth and gums healthy if you have bleeding and puffy gums. Schedule your check-up right away ;-). ...Read more

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Mouthwash after flossing bloody gums. Will it be harmful (cause infection?)

Mouthwash after flossing bloody gums. Will it be harmful (cause infection?)

Mouthwash: If there is some bleeding after flossing, use of a mouthwash should not introduce infection. ...Read more

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Can crest mouthwash help get rid of bleeding gums?

Can crest mouthwash help get rid of bleeding gums?

Maybe: It depends how severe is the gum disease. Flossing after each meal is probably a better solution. ...Read more

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Will using mouthwash help get rid of bleeding gums?

Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding without a a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also reflect more systemic bleeding problems. Either way, you need a diagnosis, and probably intervention. If there are no other signs of easy bleeding, start with a good dental evaluation, then if more answers are needed, see a good internist. ...Read more

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Could listerine total care stain remover mouthwash give you tender, sensitive gums?

Sensitive gums: A dentist is the best person to answer this question and I suggest you see one. I have seen folks who develop sensitive teeth and gums by using whitening strips. The mouthwash you mention may have similar ingredients in it so sensitivity is possible. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been to dentist, said I had an infection in gums. Got a mouthwash. Pain has been unbearable. How soon will the pain stop?

Been to dentist, said I had an infection in gums. Got a mouthwash. Pain has been unbearable. How soon will the pain stop?

Something missing: Something is missing here. Mouthwash is not enough if you have a periodontal (gum) infection. Did they do a full exam? Clean your teeth? Take radiographs (X-rays)? Show you how to properly brush & floss? You may want to consider seeing a periodontist (they specialize in treating gum disease). Either you missed something they told you or they didn't do enough, but mouthwash alone is NOT ENOUGH ...Read more

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I have had swollen gums for a few days now and have been using mouthwash and a salt solution to treat it. How long will my gums stay swollen?

I have had swollen gums for a few days now and have been using mouthwash and a salt solution to treat it. How long will my gums stay swollen?

Unknown: Without knowing the cause of your swelling, your age, your periodontal status, or the last time you had a professional cleaning it is hard to say. If you have an infection, your home care remedy will not solve your problem. If the condition persists more than a day or two, visit a local dentist. ...Read more

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