Do you use mouthwash?

@dya80dya (8940)
Romania
January 11, 2019 3:58pm CST
I am using mouthwash as part of my dental hygiene routine. I read that mouthwash without alcohol is better. Even if I am using mouthwash I have lots of cavities. I am not sure if using it is good for my teeth. I think that a natural mouthwash is much better than a conventional one. Some dentists recommend it and other don't use it or recommend it. Some articles said that using mouthwash can cause more cavities. I don't know which is the truth. Do you use mouthwash?
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@snowy22315 (58371)
• United States
11 Jan
I do actually..My last dental check up wasn't that great and she said I need to use mouthwash twice a day..I don't mind, and I think my teeth are whiter so win, win.
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@snowy22315 (58371)
• United States
11 Jan
@dya80dya I don;t know if it has it or not
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@Nevena83 (10234)
• Serbia
11 Jan
Yes, I always use it.
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@dya80dya (8940)
• Romania
11 Jan
And do you feel that it helps you?
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@Nevena83 (10234)
• Serbia
11 Jan
@dya80dya hmmm I do not know
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@Moon24 (3609)
• Serbia
12 Jan
I also. But i don't know is helps someting.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
11 Jan
Oh yes Listerine is what I use and it kills a lot of germs. A dentist here told me to use that brand is best.
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@Moon24 (3609)
• Serbia
12 Jan
I also use Listerine.
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@JohnRoberts (69941)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jan
No, I do not use mouthwash.
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@simplfred (6576)
• Philippines
11 Jan
I use mouthwash but very rarely not as regular as toothpaste.
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• United States
14 Jan
I try not to constantly use the commercially prepared mouth washes as the chemicals are worse than the ingredients in there to combat bacteria SO I swish my mouth with 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup baking soda in warm filtered water . . .
• United States
13 Jan
I do use mouthwash but not as regularly as I probably should
@Ladanger (4588)
• United States
12 Jan
I have used mouthwash only a few times to make my mouth feel fresh. Never knew it was reccomend. I have cavaties since i was a kid. Eating to much candy.
@florelway (1066)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jan
I don't use mouthwash, but if I have a sore throat I use a doctored prescribed gargle. I do not know if mouthwash is good for teeth, it it has a mentholated sweet taste, it could have some sugar which may contribute to cavities.
@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
My dentist said it was more important to brush and floss my teeth. It was okay to use mouthwash but he didn't seem very enthused about it.
@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Right after brushing my teeth, I usually use a mouthwash. I must admit that it is my ritual every day.
@Moon24 (3609)
• Serbia
12 Jan
Yes, i use. I didn't know some articles said that mouthwash can cause more cavities. Sometimes i use hydrogene perocside.
@sharon6345 (152937)
• United States
11 Jan
My dentist said not to use it so I stopped. I began washing my mouth out with peroxide and that will be forever for me. It's better than mouth wash.