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Will the regular use of strong alcohol based mouthwash have long term effect on my taste buds?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Using the product as directed should not harm you.
Do not swallow the mouth wash. If you feel that you have developed a problem with your sense of taste, consult your physician.

In brief: No

Using the product as directed should not harm you.
Do not swallow the mouth wash. If you feel that you have developed a problem with your sense of taste, consult your physician.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer!
3 doctors agree

In brief: Discuss with dentist

Alcohol is an astringent.
Watch the labels on all mouthwash based products, some contain more alcohol than others especially prescription based rinses. If you are sensitive to alcohol check with your dentist before using.

In brief: Discuss with dentist

Alcohol is an astringent.
Watch the labels on all mouthwash based products, some contain more alcohol than others especially prescription based rinses. If you are sensitive to alcohol check with your dentist before using.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Robert Goldenberg
Personally I see little advantage to using an alcohol based mouthiness. Alcohol Free will do equally well without the negative side effects of alcohol.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

If used as directed- there is no informatiom that occurs.

In brief: No

If used as directed- there is no informatiom that occurs.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol rinses and..

Perhaps. Alcohol can have a drying effect on the soft oral tissues in your mouth.
Some people are more sensitive to this than others especially with certain medical conditions, patients taking medications that cause dry mouth, etc. Alcohol intake especially with the combined use of tobacco can be carcinogenic. As a general rule mild to moderate use of mild alcohol rinses is unlikely problematic.

In brief: Alcohol rinses and..

Perhaps. Alcohol can have a drying effect on the soft oral tissues in your mouth.
Some people are more sensitive to this than others especially with certain medical conditions, patients taking medications that cause dry mouth, etc. Alcohol intake especially with the combined use of tobacco can be carcinogenic. As a general rule mild to moderate use of mild alcohol rinses is unlikely problematic.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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