What happens if you drink mouthwash?

The short answer to the question, “What happens if you swallow mouthwash?” is, it depends. Results will differ according to how much you swallow, what’s in the product and your own personal sensitivities.

All mouthwashes are different. Some contain high concentrations of alcohol, which is used to kill bacteria, preserve the product and keep all the ingredients dissolved. Sadly, the high alcohol content means some people misuse mouthwash to get drunk.

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Best Manual Toothbrush

If you’re thinking about buying a manual toothbrush, the choice is pretty overwhelming. And  it’s important to choose a brush that’s right for your individual needs. After all, teeth are as unique as fingerprints – we can each be identified by our dental records!

So, in this article we answer the following questions to help guide your choice:

  • Electric or manual – what are the pros and cons of a manual toothbrush?
  • How do you use a manual toothbrush?
  • How do you choose a manual toothbrush – what criteria should I consider?

After this, we provide concise reviews of five of the best toothbrushes on the market today. And we tell you what needs each brush is particularly engineered to meet.

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Best toothbrush holder

A toothbrush holder is a great idea. At the very least it keeps your surfaces clean and tidy. Some have dust free covers or even sterilize the brush heads. This is great for your oral hygiene.  

Whatever your reason for getting a toothbrush holder, there’s one available to meet your needs. In fact, there’s lots, and it can be tricky to find the perfect one for you. So we’ve done the hard work and provided a six product line up of the best toothpaste holders.

Just consider the key features below and decide what’s important to you. Then select the most suitable models from our summary table and check out the more detailed reviews below. That way you can be sure to match the right product with your own personal needs.

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Opalescence Toothpaste

Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste is cleverly formulated. Its ingredients combine to both whiten your teeth and provide maximum protection for tooth enamel. In our article on Best Whitening Toothpastes we rate it best product overall. This article explains why.

Even if you are focussed on whitening, there are hundreds of toothpastes out there claiming to brighten your smile. So how do you find the one that’s right for you?

Most whitening toothpastes use abrasives to remove stains. These can cause irreversible damage to the tooth enamel. So it’s vital to find a paste that is both effective and safe!

In the case of Opalescence, its patented formula aims to safely clean and whiten while also protecting and strengthening enamel.

In this review we provide some general guidance to help you make a decision and then tell you all you need to know to help you decide whether Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste  is the right product for you.

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High fluoride toothpaste

Does your family have a history of cavities? Perhaps you have ‘dry mouth’ or braces which both make cavities more likely. Maybe you’re just curious about the possible benefits of a high fluoride toothpaste. In any event, this article is here to help you with the essentials.

We answer the following questions:

  • Why is fluoride used in toothpaste?
  • What’s the ideal concentration of fluoride in toothpaste?
  • Who should use high fluoride toothpaste?
  • Is high fluoride toothpaste safe?
  • What is the best over the counter high fluoride toothpaste?
  • What prescription only high fluoride toothpastes are available?
  • Are there alternatives?

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Do Crest Whitestrips Expire?

How much to whiten your teeth is down to personal preference and often people will reach their desired level of whitening before a box of whitestrips is finished. Instead of discarding the remaining whitestrips, you might opt to save them for future whitening.

But this begs the question: do whitestrips expire?

In this article we will explore the safety and effectiveness of whitestrips past their prime.

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Waterpik Sonic Fusion Professional

The Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Professional is a long-anticipated gamechanger: it’s the world’s first and only flossing toothbrush. Combining Waterpik’s highly-acclaimed water flossing technology with a sonic toothbrush, the Sonic-Fusion allows you to maintain a complete oral hygiene routine all from one compact device (view on Amazon).

After 10 years of innovation, the Sonic-Fusion initially became available in 2018. However, Waterpik voluntarily recalled early batches of the products to improve on safety concerns. Now, it is back on the shelves and is being welcomed with high praise.

In this article we will unpack everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind device to help you decide whether it is right for you.

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Does Toothpaste Go Bad?

Just discovered an old tube of toothpaste during a declutter? Or maybe you’ve been economising by buying toothpaste in bulk and are down to the last pack? Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering if toothpaste expires, you’ve come to the right place.

The simple answer is yes, all toothpastes expire eventually.

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Non Mint Toothpaste

If you’re sensitive to mint, hate the taste or are having homeopathic treatment, your choice of toothpaste is limited. It’s tricky to find a toothpaste that meets all your oral health needs that doesn’t contain mint.

Mint flavor dominates the toothpaste market – apart from children’s toothpastes! Then a huge range of tempting tastes become available. So why is mint so often used? What other flavors are available? And are the more tasty children’s toothpastes good for adults?

These are just some of the questions you can find the answers to here.

Plus we’ve researched a range of non-mint toothpastes that address different oral health issues. You can use our handy summary of the 6 most delicious and effective ones to quickly spot those that match your needs and tastes before reviewing them in more detail below.

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Non abrasive toothpaste

The word ‘abrasive’ is a scary word to use in relation to toothpaste.  After all, you wouldn’t rub your teeth with sandpaper! But for a toothpaste to do its job properly, it does have to use abrasive ingredients.

The problem is that if toothpaste is too abrasive it can damage tooth enamel leading to sensitivity and cavities.  Plus the yellow dentin beneath may start to show, making teeth look discoloured.

The trick is to find a toothpaste with low abrasivity.  One that is strong enough to clean but gentle enough not to do damage. And one that also contains ingredients that repair and strengthen tooth enamel. Therefore striking a balance between cleaning and protecting.

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