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 whitening mouthwash

If you’re considering a whitening mouthwash, it’s a great idea. They’re easy to use, easy to get and cheaper than whitestrips or gel procedures. And they care for the 80% of mouth surfaces your toothbrush doesn’t reach!  But, even if you’re focussing on whitening, the choice is overwhelming. How do you decide which whitening mouthwash is best for you?

Each whitening mouthwash works in different ways or is formulated to meet additional needs. To make the best choice think about why you are trying to whiten your teeth and what other aspects of oral health matter to you.

We’ve hand-picked and reviewed a selection of the best whitening mouthwashes on the market to help you brighten your smile.

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TheraBreath Oral Rinse Review

Therabreath oral rinse

TheraBreath Oral Rinse was created by a dentist whose daughter was bullied due to bad breath. So if you want to add a rinse to your routine, you can be sure that TheraBreath was created with an absolute commitment to conquer halitosis and restore confidence.  

And adding a rinse to your oral armoury is a great idea. Even expert brushing only cleans 20% of mouth surfaces! But choosing the right mouthwash is a tricky business…

The tooth care shelves of any store are packed with mouthwashes of every colour and persuasion. All boasting competing claims to protect your smile. So how do you choose one that meets your specific oral health needs?

This article will help you decide whether TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse is the mouthwash you are looking for. We answer the following questions:

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CloSYS Original Ultra Sensitive Mouthwash Review

closys mouthwash CloSYS Mouthwash is a super gentle mouthwash that eliminates the causes of bad breath – and keeps them at bay. And it controls plaque build up and keeps your mouth naturally healthy by maintaining its pH balance.  If you want to add a mouthwash to your oral health routine and avoid harsh ingredients, CloSYS is definitely a mouthwash you should consider.

The makers of CloSYS describe the mouth as, “The Gateway to Good, Overall Health”.  And they’re right. Research clearly links poor oral health with the development of serious systemic conditions. So it’s vital to choose effective products – especially since even expert brushing only cleans 20% of mouth surfaces. But choosing the right mouthwash is not as easy as it seems….

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Why does Listerine and other mouthwash burn?

Most of us have experienced mouthwash burn. Some people see it as a positive sign that the product is working. Others accept it as a necessary evil. But is mouthwash burn a good or bad thing, why does it happen and is it inevitable?

In short, the saying “no pain, no gain” might apply to exercise. But in terms of mouthwash, that burning sensation isn’t inevitable and may be a sign that your mouthwash is doing more harm than good. So understanding why mouthwash burn happens is vital.

The simple answer to the question: why does mouthwash burn, sting or hurt is because of the ingredients it contains. But nothing is ever that simple!

We all respond differently to products like mouthwash. We each have different tastes and tolerances. What burns you may not burn another person. This may be due to your individual constitution or your particular oral health issues.

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Does mouthwash go bad?

The question, “How long does mouthwash last before it expires?” is a bit like, “How long is a piece of string?”

Basically, all mouthwashes are different. Some contain alcohol, preservatives or antimicrobials.  Others don’t. This affects how long the product will last and continue to work.

But the quick answer is, yes. All mouthwashes expire eventually.

This article looks at:

  • How long mouthwash generally lasts before it expires
  • The impact of different ingredients on shelf-life
  • What happens if you use old mouthwash
  • Summary

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Crest Pro Health Mouthwash

This review takes an overall look at the Crest Pro Health range of mouthwashes. We outline key factors to consider when buying a mouthwash then hone in on the options available in the Pro Health family to help you match your needs to the right product.

Adding a mouthwash to your oral care routine seems simple enough. But look down the dental aisle of any grocery store and you’re faced with a dizzying array of choices. As well as every colour in the rainbow you’ll  see mouthwashes that focus on freshening breath, others that fight cavities or plaque, and others that claim to heal all oral ills.

How can you be sure to choose one that meets your oral health needs and taste preferences?  Well if you’re considering the Crest Pro Health range, we’ve done the hard work for you.

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Biotene dry mouth mouthwash review

biotene dry mouth moutwash
Biotène is an extremely good mouthwash to relieve the symptoms of a condition called dry mouth. It soothes and refreshes whilst gently cleansing the mouth and helping to both replace saliva and encourage saliva production (view on Amazon).

There are a bewildering array of mouthwashes on the market today. And it is important to select one that meets your specific needs. If you are considering Biotène, you are probably experiencing one or more of the symptoms associated with dry mouth. Choosing the wrong mouthwash in this instance could significantly worsen an already unpleasant condition.

So here, we help you decide whether Biotène is the right option for you. Questions we answer for you in this article are:

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