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Yeast Infections 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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Could using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash for 14 days after 2 basic dental implants (12&13) cause fungal infection? Any other options.
Not at all: Listerine contains antibacterial ingredients, and the fluoride is the best thing to prevent cavities. Use only as directed on label. Do not overuse. Mouthwash does not replace either brushing or flossing. Brush 2x/day for 65-70% bacteria removal. Floss 1x/day to remove 25-30% of bacteria from between teeth where toothbrush can't reach. Use mouthwash 1x/day to remove 1-2% of bacteria. ...Read more
Dentists, is natural toothpaste an effective alternative to fluoride based toothpastes? Or will natural toothpastes like "Jason" be ineffective at fighting off cavities? I use natural because of a canker sore sensitivity to the SLS in normal pastes.
Can I use mouthwash while taking moxifloxacin for tonsillitis? And is it better to use regular Scope mouthwash or Orajel antiseptic rinse?
Tonsillitis: The answer is yes you can use the mouthrinse without problems. Either of those rinses should be fine to use and work effectively. Make sure you get your tonsillitis treated by your physician though because tonsillitis can be very severe if not treated. If you haven't already seen your primary care doctor, I recommend you see them for the tonsillitis ...Read more
Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.
Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.
Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does regular mouthwash (Listerine) cause antibacterial resistance or would it have to be prescription mouthwash?
Not recommended: However, from the recent study for oral mucosa: "The researchers also found that Listerine decreased the viability of candida albicans." Listerine..."resulted in a significant reduction in palatal inflammation and candidal colonization of dentures and palatal mucosa..." For vaginal mucosa is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably won't help: Vaginal yeast infections and underwear, tight clothing, etc is mostly urban myth. It may make a difference once in a while, but not in most women. If not yet checked for underlying problems that promote yeast, e.g. diabetes, do that. Assuming no special cause, the best approach may be a once weekly dose of oral fluconazole (Diflucan®), usually very effective in prevention. Discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
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