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Use Mouthwash More Than Toothpaste
Use both: It is extremely important to keep your mouth healthy during cancer treatment. You should brush 3 times a day floss 2 times a day and ask your dentist for a flouride gel or mouthwash with flouride in it. Act rinse or the generic equivalent is in drug stores over the counter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hmmm: You can brush with either;it is the mechanical action of the brush that removes the bacterial build up. Toothpaste will give you some Fluoride and has a mild abrasive to help remove stain. Mouthwash will 'freshen' your breath better but has no Fluoride or abrasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are using anti bec mouthwash then is there any need for toothpaste of they are just 2 different things?
Mouthwash: Mouthwash is definitely not a substitute for tooth brushing! There are sticky substances in plaque which cannot be simply "rinsed off". As well, you not only need to brush your teeth, but also floss them as no toothbrush can get between the teeth. These personal hygiene care issues must also be evaluated and reinforced by visits to your dentist and hygienist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whitening methods?: To the best of my knowledge, i don't believe there are any mouthwashes that can really whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive and remove surface stain, and should not be used on a regular basis. Some may have whitening agents but the effectiveness is limited at best. I would suggest you see a dentist to discuss all your tooth whitening options before doing anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just want to know if there is any strong toothpastes or mouthwashes that i could use for halitosis?
Oral hygiene: You don't need a stronger toothpaste or mouthwash. You need to work with your dentist, mechanically remove bacteria from your mouth by brushing, flossing and cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper or brush. Xylitol gum or mints will help remove some bacteria. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Tooth Whitening: Actually, colgate offers a "kit" of bleaching products by optic white. They include a tooth paste and a rinse. My opinion is that in combination, this is a "good" plan; however, keep in mind that these are both "over-the-counter" products and their efficacy is at a "safe" level because of this classification. A dentist prescribed product or "in-office" procedure would be more effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Want cavities ?: Most people try to prevent cavities and trips to the dentist. You seem to want to make yourself more cavity prone. Doesn't make sense. Fluoride can only help you in your quest to keep your teeth healthy. In the concentrations you find in these products it will not harm you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Plaque in a pocket must be scraped out by the dentist giving you a periodontal curretage. No mouthwash can remove plaque.. Listerine plaque mouthwash can help prevent the formation of plaque, but cannot remove it once it is present. Go to your dentist. Do not try to be your own dentist.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers