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What is the difference between cetylpyridinium chloride and alcohol?

I see that some mouthwashes or rinses have cetylpyridinium chloride in them and some have alcohol. Is there much of a difference in their ability to kill germs? Thank you.
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Is it bad to swallow the toothpaste after brushing?

If you brush teeth in bed, then once finished swallow the leftover toothpaste before falling asleep, is this bad over a long period of time? I'm specifically asking about the health effects to the ...
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Brushing, flossing, and mouth wash

If a person had to choose only 1 method of oral hygiene, what would be the most effective for achieve health gums and teeth: 1- brushing with toothpaste 2- flossing 3- rinsing with mouth wash
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Will swishing water in your mouth after meals widen teeth gaps?

I have a small gap between my middle two teeth, I recently started swishing water in my mouth since I find it very effective at removing food stuck in or in-between teeth. Is this a bad thing to do? ...
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Should we rinse with water after brushing our teeth?

I've heard that rinsing with water after teeth brushing lowers or negates the benefits that fluoride provides to our teeth, but I've also heard everything in between; from there's no problem with it, ...
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Is brushing teeth without toothpaste actually harmful?

Another user mentioned that brushing teeth without toothpaste is dangerous because it's "likely to cause micro-scratches in the enamel of one's teeth". How true is the claim? To be exact, let's ...