Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Short term. Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed.Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel .
Yes. Salt water in a natural antiseptic and decreases inflation in open wounds. Short term use only especially if you have blood pressure issues and also because the rinse is slightly acidic and can etch enamel with long term use .

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Can I use salt water as an alternative to mouthwash?

Don't Recommend. I only recommend salt water to reduce swelling in the mouth caused by infection. Use a Fluoride containing mouth wash if you are cavity prone or listerine if you have a gum problem. See your dentist for suggestions. Read more...

If I have a healing dry socket no pain is it ok to rinse with warm sea salt water? I also use the prescribed mouthwash. Is that enough? What's best?

Yes. Warm salt water is always good to help areas heal in the mouth, including dry sockets... Just not for the first 24 hours after surgery... Read more...
Healing extraction. You are doing everything you can. Prevent any food from getting stuck in the extraction site. Gently brush the adjacent teeth. You should be ok. Read more...

With a tooth infection how soon would your face swell if it was going to the only thing I can use is salt water rinse and peroxide Mouthwash?

Variable. If you have a true infection, you should be on antibiotics. You should find a health care professional who can examine you and prescribe one. There is no way to determine how quickly the infection will spread, especially without a medical history and a clinical and radiographic evaluation. Read more...
May not swell at all. Salt water rinses and peroxide will not treat your issue. You need to see a dentist who can treat the tooth in question and prescribe antibiotics. The sooner you seek treatment the sooner you will feel better. All the best... Read more...

Can I rinse my mouth with mouthwash after I do the salt water rinse for a tongue piercing?

You could, but. I would stay away from all alcohol containing mouthwashes until it is healed. For now you could just use the saltwater. Read more...
Yes. It does not hurt to rinse with mouth wash since it base antibacterial effect, the salt and water just to help it heal faster. Read more...
Agree w Dr May. Tongue - Rinse your mouth out after each time you eat and before you got o bed at night. Antibacterial mouthwash without alcohol may be used. Read more...

How to get rid of a mouth ulcer on my soft palate? I've tried gargling salt water and medicated mouthwash. I get ulcers once or twice a week.

Need More Info. Ulcerated areas in the oral cavity can be related to a number of different causes. With your history of having them once or twice a week, a more thorough examination and more information would be recommended. Read more...
See DDS. See your dentist for a differential diagnosis. If apthous ulcers, the dentist can use a laser to lessen the duration and severity. Read more...
Try. Try dabbing Orabase-B or Kennalog in Orabase onto ulcer w Q-tip. More important, see your Dentist to try to determine cause of ulcers, then treat the cause. Read more...

Red taste buds at the tip of my tounge, just noticed them after rinsing my mouth with salt water and mouth wash for a couple days. What is this?

Could be normal. It is not uncommon to have small asymptomatic red bumps on the tongue tip. If there is no pain or taste disturbance then just observe. Read more...
Red taste buds norma. The tongue is normally covered with red taste buds. It is possible that something in the mouthwash irritated your tongue and caused inflammation. Read more...