Mouthwash contains an Active ingredient, such as Chlorhexidine Gluconate or Hexetidine, which are active against Bacteria, Viruses, Spores and Fungi. They can also aid i…n preventing/treating Gingivitis (gum disease) (MORE)
It depends on what kind of mouthwash it is. Non-alcohol? Or alcohol? Non-alcohol does expire. Mouthwash with alcohol in it expires too. I have Listerine and it has …an expiration date on it, and it does contain alcohol.(MORE)
When you swish it around in your mouth it's killing and gettind rid of al the baterica and germs that either you missed when you were brushing your teeth, and all the bacteria… that you still have in your mouth. Hope this helps (:(MORE)
No, It is only harmful if swallowed. Using mouthwash helps kill bacteria in your mouth, and keep your teeth healthy by doing preventative maintenance by killing plaque causing… bacteria. Actually that is correct, mouthwash works by reducing the bacteria in your mouth. So far so good. HOWEVER...the 1998 Nobel Prize in physiology was awarded for work that identified the nitrate, nitrite, nitric oxide cycle in the human body. Turns out nitrates which are not so good for us are broken down into nitrites which are good for us, in the mouth by the bacteria that live there. Nitrites are very important as they are further converted by the body into nitric oxide which is a vasodilator which reduces blood pressure and is very important to the health of the epithelial cells in veins and arteries. It also greatly reduces the damage caused by oxidative stress following re-perfusion subsequent to a coronary occlusion. About 25% of the nitrate that does make it through to the gut is reabsorbed and secreted through the salivary glands to give the bacteria another chance to produce more nitrite. Bottom line is, when we use mouthwash we reduce all those helpful bacteria and suffer the consequences. Like everything else, just because someone makes something doesn't mean you should use it.(MORE)
well it depends what kind or mouthwash. if it contains alchahol then probably yes. it may also contain Formaldehyde which is also combustable. so to answer your question more …simply, yes, unless you have some kind of REALLY weird mouthwash, and even then, the answer is most likely still yes.(MORE)
Antibacterial mouth rinse s can be divided into1 st generation and 2 nd generation agents. .
1 st generation agents such as essential oils,sanguinarine, cetylpyridinium c…hloride and peroxides, have beenavailable as over-the-counter antibacterial rinses for a long time.Even though they are antibacterial, they have less substantivitythan 2 nd generation agents. Substantivity is the abilityof an active agent to be retained in the mouth and is able tocontinue to be released over an extended period of time withoutlosing its strength. Therefore, 1 st generation agentsneed to be used more frequently to obtain results. .
2 nd generation agents have proven substantivity andantibacterial properties. Common 2 nd generation agentsinclude chlorhexidine and stannous fluoride which requireprescription for use. There are two categories recognized by the American DentalAssociation (ADA) to be effective against plaque and gum disease: .
Mouthwash that contains essential oils as an activeingredient. For example ListerineÂ® mouthwash and othergeneric equivalents sold over the counter. .
Mouthwash that contains chlorhexidine gluconate as anactive agent which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasapproved ONLY as prescription products. For example PeridexÂ®and PrevidentÂ®. (MORE)
I am not sure what you are calling a "detoxifying" mouthwash. There is one called Peridex that is used for Periodontal disease, but it is a prescription. There is also one for… thrush or a very painful reaction from taking certain antibiotics. Some women get it in the vaginal area and it is a yeast infection. Some people get it on the tongue and oral cavity. That is also prescription. (MORE)