Dentistry/mouthwash

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Hello,

I am 70 years old and have had and treated a great many dental-related problems all my life. I try to do everything possible to keep my gums and teeth as healthy as possible (including a good diet, brushing, flossing, etc.) and have used various mouthwashes, both commercial and "home remedies," like hydrogen peroxide mixed with water.

Someone recommended I use Biotene Oral Rinse for a mouthwash, but it is expensive. I am writing to ask if you think it is worth using rather than another commercial product/home remedy to promote dental health.

Many thanks for your advice.

B.J.

Answer
I'm not a big fan of mouthwashes. Unless you require an antibacterial rinse like peridex the rest are superficial and do little more than make  your mouth feel fresh . You could do very well with any rinse, even a plain water rinse or saline rinse for irrigation.the most beneficial thing you could do is be meticulous in your brushing and flossing.

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Rafael Mosery,D.D.S.

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I`m a practicing general dentist for 29 years. Member of ADA,NYSDA,SDDS. In addition I am a fellow of the ICOI.My emphasis is on Implant Dentistry .I would be happy to answer questions regarding implant dentistry as well as general dental questions. Ofcourse within the limitations of no clinical exam and the absence of radiographs .

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Private practice for 29 years. Have kept up to date with continuing education throughout that time.




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ADA,NYDSA,SDDS,ICOI fellow,Penninsula Hospital Dental Society

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NYU College of Dentistry DDS 1984 NYU College of Dentistry Surgical and prosthetic implantology program 1999-2001

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