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Should I use mouthwash?

(9 Posts)
WhatKatyDidToday Wed 27-Aug-14 16:52:30

I used it for ages and then one dentist told me it was better to brush my teeth and then just spit, not to rinse with anything. Is this right? (Clearly MN are more knowledgeable than my dentist wink)

RockinD Wed 27-Aug-14 19:34:02

According to my dentist, mouthwash makes an excellent toilet cleaner!

susiedaisy Wed 27-Aug-14 19:38:52

Think it depends which one you use

WhatKatyDidToday Wed 27-Aug-14 19:56:30

A bloody expensive toilet cleaner!

MandScookiesrule Wed 27-Aug-14 19:58:54

Dentist here, I never use mouthwash. Fluoride content much lower than in toothpaste, so if you mouthwash after brushing you are washing all the good stuff away. Save your money wink

CheesyBadger Wed 27-Aug-14 19:59:45

Good to know!

WhatKatyDidToday Wed 27-Aug-14 21:20:26


Bunbaker Wed 27-Aug-14 21:26:13

Interestingly, the last time I went to the dentist he told me to spit out my toothpaste and not rinse out my mouth. Is this a new thing?

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 27-Aug-14 21:30:53

I'm a dentist. I advise spit don't rinse toothpaste. You don't need mouthwash

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