Mouthwash

About "Mouthwash"

Mouthwash is generally an antiseptic liquid that is swirled around in the mouth to kill bacteria, strengthen the tooth, and to improve gum health. Some mouthwashes have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal action.

Related Terms: Oral Hygiene Maintenance, Chlorhexidine Mouthwash, Dental Scaling, Antibacterial Mouthwash, Halitosis, Saline Gargling, Salt Water Gargling

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Indiscriminate Use of Mouthwash Alone is not the Solution for Halitosis
Article Overview: Most of the time people never care about the underlying cause of bad breath, they just use mouthwash and think "all is well". This article stresses on the fact that mouthwash alone is not a solution for bad breath.  Read Article »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Whenever we experience bad smell or breath emanating from our mouth, the next thing we do is go and buy a mouthwash to get rid of it. This goes on for 1 or 2 months, and then we give up to the fate or finally decide for some expert opinion. We need to give bad breath more importance in our daily li ...  Read Article »
 
Why is Chlorhexidine mouthwash used only twice daily?
Query: Hello doctor, Why is Chlorhexidine mouthwash used only twice and not thrice daily?  Read Full »
Dr. Purva Jingar
Dentist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Chlorhexidine mouthwash is only used twice daily because of the following reasons:It has a property to stain teeth if we use it more. As we brush twice a day, which is recommended for every healthy person, and mouthwash works best after brushing teeth.Using mouthwash u...  Read Full »
 
I drank povidone-iodine mouthwash by mistake. Is my health at risk?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old. I drank Povidone-iodine germicide gargle 10 ml in the morning and 10 ml in the afternoon. Will it affect my health as I am suffering from gastritis? I am also taking other medicines for acid reflux and my other question is that I feel a burning sensation in my left...  Read Full »
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Betadine (Povidone-Iodine 10 %) has been used as an external disinfectant prior to surgery for years. The active antimicrobial agent is iodine and is necessary for thyroid hormone synthesis. Excess iodine will be filtered out by the normal kidneys. Povidone is a common...  Read Full »
 
Why do I have bad breath in spite of flossing and using mouthwash?
Query: Hello doctor, Majority of times after I floss and then brush my teeth afterward I use cool mint Listerine mouthwash. I do not understand what is going on but my fiance says I have an unpleasant smell in my mouth. I do not have to be so close to him talking. After I had a wash with the Listerine, I ...  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurav Pandey
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not need to be frustrated. It is very common. There are various factors affecting your bad breath. You can try these things to improve your oral hygiene. Avoid foods and beverages that cause bad breath, eat more fruits and vegetables, take sufficient amount of...  Read Full »
 
How to prevent bleeding on brushing?
Query: Hi doctor, I noticed light bleeding while brushing. I feel minor discomfort in the gums at the centre, top and back of the teeth. I do not have much pain. Can I apply anything externally on the gums to prevent bleeding? Please advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should use Betadine gargle as mouthwash twice daily for 15 days to reduce the swelling of gums and bleeding and also to keep your teeth clean. It would be better if you could go to a dentist for physical evaluation. Ask your dentist to do cleaning of your whole mouth...  Read Full »
 
Gums feel irritated after a recent cleaning. How to manage it?
Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my teeth cleaned with a water jet type cleaning, by a new hygienist. A few days later, my bottom front gums felt irritated. I took a look, and one gum looked as if it had been cut down toward root about 3 mm below the normal gum line like it was a mistake. I used a peroxi...  Read Full »
Dr. Akhil K Padmanabhan
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Discontinue the use of peroxide type mouthwash, use a gum paint which could strengthen your gums. Gums may move a little downward after cleaning as the inflamed gums come back to normal size after cleaning and is normal. However, in the photograph (attachment remove...  Read Full »
 
How to remove plaque and tartar at home naturally?
Query: Hello doctor, How to remove plaque and tartar from teeth at home by natural means?  Read Full »
Dr. Purva Jingar
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clean your teeth twice daily and use a mouthwash after brushing. Eat fibrous food. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse your mouth with salt water after every meal. Rub a banana peel on the teeth once a week. For more information consult a dentist online --...  Read Full »
 
I feel like all my teeth are loose and going to fall out. Can this issue be reversed?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to have bruxism (now I do not because I wear a mouth guard) and now my gums are receding. It feels loose and worn out and I cannot even eat soft foods without it feeling wobbly. I cannot even speak properly because I feel like my teeth are going to fall out. Are all my teeth going ...  Read Full »
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query. You are using Corsodyl mouthwash. That contains Chlorhexidine gluconate and is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat various aphthous ulcers or other oral infections. But, if you have listened to the previous dentist, he would have r...  Read Full »
 
How to cure bad breath permanently?
Query: Hello doctor, My mouth stinks very badly. What shall I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a full mouth scaling done from a dentist. Start using antibacterial mouthwash (example: Listerine) twice daily for two weeks. This is the best for stinking mouth (bad breath/ halitosis). Another method for curing bad breath is saline mouth rinse. Take a small ...  Read Full »
 
Is there anything of concern in my husband's blood test?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 27 years old. He had blood tests before nine months and the report is as follows: WBC 5800, RBC 5400, Hb 16.6, HCT 47, lymphocyte 46.8%, neutrophils 39.2%, monocytes 8.1%, eosinophils 5.3, platelet 186000, basophils 0.6%, ALT 0.8 and LIC 0.2. Again, he had a blood test la...  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. For sore throat, I suggest Listerine mouthwash gargles twice daily and combination of Montelukast and Fexofenidine once daily in the morning for three days. Also avoid cool water, cool drinks, alcohol and smoking if he has a ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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