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I bit my tongue 3 weeks ago and sustained a cut that has not healed and does not even show a sign of healing. What can I do? I use listerine mouth wash and/or hydrogen peroxide..

I bit my tongue 3 weeks ago and sustained a cut that has not healed and does not even show a sign of healing. What can I do? I use listerine mouth wash and/or hydrogen peroxide..

See your dentist!: Tongues normally heal quickly. 3 weeks is way to long to consider continuing to treat yourself. I would not use the listerine as this is probably irritating the area. Hydrogen peroxide can leave you vulnerable to fungal infection in the mouth as well. I strongly recommend letting a dentist look at your tongue and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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How can people be addicted to eating comet cleanser and listerine mouth wash and not get seriously sick?

How can people be addicted to eating comet cleanser and listerine mouth wash and not get seriously sick?

Need to see MD: These are tough cases and require the help of an md that specializes in such cases. Both these items are poisons and not meant for internal use. Why and how did they get addicted? Please seek the appropriate help. ...Read more

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Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read more

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Does listerine antibacterial mouthwash make your mouth too dry?

Does listerine antibacterial mouthwash make your mouth too dry?

Some people: For some people the listerine mouthwash can make their mouth dry due to the high alcohol content, 21.6% - 26.9% you could try using a mouthwash without any alcohol in it. ...Read more

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Do you need to rinse your mouth with water after using listerine mouthwash?

Do you need to rinse your mouth with water after using listerine mouthwash?

No: No, but if it feels burning or uncomfortable it may be the alcohol...Try listerine zero instead of regular. ...Read more

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Can mouthwash such as listerine make ulcers in the mouth worse?

Should make it bette: Canker sores are wounds in mouth which can be helped by rinsing w antibacterial rinse such as listerine. We recommend the alcohol free version as alcohol in the rinse dries the mouth without additional antibacterial effects. ...Read more

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I can't eat even the lightly spicy food, it makes the whole mouth a burner. I have tried candid mouth paint and vitamin b tabs and listerine mouthwash?

I can't eat even the lightly spicy food, it makes the whole mouth a burner. I have tried candid mouth paint and vitamin b tabs and listerine mouthwash?

Burning mouth: This can follow a mild coxsackie virus infection or a cause may never be found. The remedies you have tried will not help and probably nothing else will either. Read up on it online and do not be optimistic about finding a specific treatment other than an anesthetic. You may get lucky and find something. Good luck ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


Mouthwash (Definition)

Mouthwash can be gentler than ...Read more