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Are betadine mouthwashes really effective against COVID-19? In vitro (test tubes/culture plates) studies do show that providone iodine does kill viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 after sufficient exposure (just as bleach and ethyl/isopropyl alcohol do.) The answer in vivo (in humans or animals) is unknown. (N.B.: That's, unknown, as in, you should probably ...


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The study you linked in the comments (Amith et al., 2007) stated that there were 10 subjects and the subjects were to Swish approximately 8-10 minutes or till you feel a fullness in your mouth. The last part of the instructions to the subjects suggests that the feeling of fullness in the mouth could happen before the 8 minute point. Plus the study of 10 ...


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The statement quoted is actually contained under the heading: 4.2: Is this really true? Surely people would investigate the safety, ethics, and efficacy of the products they buy.So this statement is not necessarily true or false; it is just one of the many statements in this heading that may or may not be so.As to whether or not mouthwash may be effective, ...


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The short answer is NO The long answer is: If time is of concern, ask your oral health professional whether an electric toothbrush can improve your cleaning enough so that 2 minutes of brushing are sufficient. As stated in another question on Health.Stackexchange: it is the physical movement of the bristles of the brush that removes plaque that ...


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From a medical/dental standpoint, flossing and brushing with or without toothpaste is the best way of eliminating plaque, which can cause cavities and gum disease. For the philosophical aspect of your question: If you had to chose between the two (and you should be doing both!), I would floss, since floss reaches more easily between the teeth than the ...


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Apparently, yes fluoridated mouthwash seems beneficial against carries, at least in children. ADA says: Fluoride ions, which promote remineralization, may be provided by certain mouthwashes. A Cochrane systematic review found that regular use of fluoride mouthwash reduced tooth decay in children, regardless of exposure to other sources of fluoride (i.e., ...


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Is oil pulling beneficial for oral health? It may not be possible to make convincing conclusions from three small studies (linked in the question) about the benefits of oil pulling on oral health, especially when knowing this is an Ayurvedic dental technique and most authors involved in the studies are Indians, so they might be biased for positive results. ...


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If you feel a cold "coming on" then your body (immune system) is already fighting it. I was unable to find studies on gargling to prevent respiratory illness. However the AAFP released guidelines and recommendations for the common cold that looks at many studies for evidence for Prevention Symptom alleviation Decreasing the length of illness symptoms ...


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I don't think gargling could prevent sickness. Flu and cold are caused by viruses and they usually enter from the nostril. That is one of the reason why facial mask cover the nose as well. Regular gargling with Listerine can suppress the bacterial that grow on your teeth gaps but in the long term it will alter the bacterial ecosystem in your mouth. Gargling ...


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You don't need at all to use any mouthwash. A healthy mouth is full of bacteria, almost all of them beneficial for our health, and There is no evidence so far of any long term preventive effect of any kind of mouthwash, only trials with transient effects (< one year) or 6 months in surrogate clinical endpoints as number of bacteria and gingivitis. The ...


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If the bracket is removed all the way and is not cemented you can remove it carefully. You should be fine but I have had this happen before. Just open the tiny latch on the bracket and place bracket in a safe place. If you cannot remove it mouthwash and a little floss or a Christmas tree brush will help clean behind it.


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Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing bleach. It reacts chemically with the types of molecules that contribute to color. So, it doesn't really remove stains, nor does it coat anything, but it does make colorful things not-as-colorful, just like if you wash your white socks with chlorine bleach.


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In business school (MBA) we were taught to consumer test all permutations of a possible "pitch." We would come up with permutations of the same label with different words and phrases on each. Then we would set up tables in public places and get feedback. Basically, these large public companies have huge marketing departments. They tested the heck out of ...


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