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Do you use a mouthwash

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pussinboots61 Thu 19-Nov-15 19:06:40

I have a gum disease, have had it for years and now it's flared up bad again. A new hygienist at my dentist has advised me to just brush and use dental brushes and not use mouthwash as it doesn't do anything, she also said not to rinse my mouth after brushing my teeth which has been said to me before. However the previous hygienist advised me to use Cordysl mouthwash. My friend said her dentist tells her to use mouthwash so now I'm confused.

jamtartandcustard Thu 19-Nov-15 19:09:54

I was prescribed corsodyl by my dentist! I think that one is good and is the one I always use, but all the other cheaper brands prob don't do a lot.

Mrsmorton Thu 19-Nov-15 19:42:04

I'm a dentist. Mouthwash is rubbish for a number of reasons, not least the false sense of security it gives people.

Corsodyl is good for specific problems for short term use. Fluoriguard is good for preventing cavities. These are the only two mouthwashes that 90% of dentists would ever recommend (some use peroxyl but I think it's a bit retro).

Don't rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth, it's like washing your face after putting sunscreen on. Removes all of the protective action of the toothpaste.

Mouthwash generally does nothing; brushing is where it's at.

ZaraW Fri 20-Nov-15 09:43:29

I stopped using regular mouthwash years ago. Due to bad dental work which led to gum disease I occasionally use Corsodyl.

Tealtowel Sat 21-Nov-15 10:24:09

I use mouthwash at a different time of day so either lunchtime or early evening , when I remember. Never after Ive brushed my teeth.

RhuBarbarella Sat 21-Nov-15 10:34:13

I use hydrogen peroxide in my water jet. Recommended by my dentist. Is that retro? I used to have gum disease but in the clear now. I think the water jet made a massive difference. The oxygenated water helps too i think.

orlakielyimnot Sat 21-Nov-15 20:04:20

How, if you don't rinse after brushing, do you keep from looking like you're foaming at the mouth? !

gingerboy1912 Sat 21-Nov-15 20:07:52

I don't get the idea of not rinsing after brushing, doesn't that mean all the gunk off of your tongue and teeth will stay in your mouth hmm

bluebrushes Sat 21-Nov-15 20:11:45

What's a water jet ?

bluebrushes Sat 21-Nov-15 20:38:24

I googled water jet -a few Q's if I may.What ratio of water to hp do you use? Which model do you recommend? Tks

orlakielyimnot Sat 21-Nov-15 22:01:54

I just tried the not rinsing. Gross. And I feel a little queasy even after, or perhaps partly due to, a lot of spitting. Bleurgh.

squoosh Sat 21-Nov-15 23:42:20

I've been making an effort not to rinse after toothbrushing since mrsmorton recommended it on a thread ages ago. It takes a while to break the habit!

squoosh Sat 21-Nov-15 23:44:38

gingerboy1912 I spit and rinse after the first brushing and then lather up again and just spit it out.

RhuBarbarella Sun 22-Nov-15 08:29:34

I use an oral-b water jet. I guess about 1 to 6? I just give it a good squirt. When I used it just as a rinse in a glass I did half and half but that is nor necessary in the jet thing. It gets very fizzy with the oxygen from the water jet. And I do it before I brush my teeth but I do rinse, it's just disgusting not to,I can't do that non rinsing thing.

leadrightfoot Sun 22-Nov-15 09:48:26

For gum disease use parodontax tastes foul but extremely effective (this is my field of R&D)

leadrightfoot Sun 22-Nov-15 09:54:33

Science showing mouthwash is effective and chlorhexadine Specifically best


And one showing finishing with mouthwash rinsing is best


And a dentists published view of what is best report

RhuBarbarella Sun 22-Nov-15 10:21:37

Which essential oils would be best for daily use in that case, does anyone know?

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