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 My friend has bad breath and realy nasty green teeth how can i tell her with out hurting her?
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 If u had braces how long did u wear them for?
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 Is tobacco good or bad?
for your gums
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would you try it if put under pure ...


 I got a tongue piercing and it's infected. Can't tell my parent so what do I do? I'm terrified, advice please?
I got my tongue pierced, and now it's infected, and I'm terrified it will grow huge and deform my mouth, or spread to my brain, or any of those other horrible possibilities. The infection ...


 I'm having problems remembering to brush my teeth. Help.?
I get in a hurry sometime and forget. I just rush right out. H...


 Does it hurt when you get a tooth pulled?
Does the emergency room pull your tooth for you if it is that bad? I have had this cavity for quite some time now & it is just starting to hurt me right now & it has been 4 years since I ...


 Does it hurt when you get braces taken off?
I am going for my appointment tomorrow. What should i expect and what is the process?...


 How do i get my teeth really white in two days?
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 Are you the owner of an electric toothbrush?
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 Is it really possible to get drunk off mouth wash?
i know it has alcohol, but i kinda find it hard to believe they'd put alcohol in something kids can use to rinse their mouth daily. what is the alcohol content in mouth wash anyways?

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 How do I remove mouth odour when regular use of mouth wash and toothpaste have failed?
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 Is it bad for your teeth......?
if you chew on ice?
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Well crap!!!! I love to chew on ice....


 Does it hurt to get a filling?
Im going to the dentist soon to get a filling on a REALLY bad cavity. Theres like a hole in it and everything. So, does anyone know from personal experience if it hurts? If so, how bad does it hurt? G...


 Does tooth extraction hurt ?
like during and after the procedure. im getting braces in 2 weeks but for that to happen i need 2 fanged teeth to be extracted. can anyone cope with me ?...


 I am 30 is too late for me to study for dentistry degree?
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 My breath always stinks?
ok before i go to school i brush my teeth tounge and mouth wash! then my breat starts to stink at school all day long i have to keep popin tic tacs in my mouth i hate! i dont eat at school nor ...


 BRACEs!!!!!!?????
can you drink soda if you have braces? explain please....


 Can i get my lip periced if i have braces?
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 How often do I need to buy a new toothbrush?
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 "Besides toothpaste name something sold in a tube?
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Bec
Should you use mouth wash before or after you brush your teeth?
The bottle doesn't say. And yes, I could be an idiot for not knowing.
                     




kcmom
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i do it before and after it loosens the plaque before and freshens your breath after and protects from more plaque and bacteria


Virtuous
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You can do both. The first wash to lossen some of the bacteria and one after to really freshen up. There is no standard rule really, just what floats your boat


g4of09
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i always brush, floss, then use mouth wash. it may be just me, but i like to think that im gettin out as much bacteria as possible by doin it this way, but thats just my guess!


Kyle A
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no u will just wast the mouth wash


Toan X
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after brushing and flossing


agemanrules
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after because it kills what ever germs are left


=^,,^=
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I was taught by my dental hygienist to use traditional Mouthwash AFTER brushing to get rid of leftover residue.
The rinses that are specifiaclly marked as pre-rinses are used as such.

Good luck & Happy New Year!


Adam K
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After, this way you keep the fresh breath and kill the last of those germs brudshing doesnt get


Rock On
After


rays0688
Of course you are not an idiot for asking this question. Mouth wash can be used before or after brushing your teeth. If you use it before brushing your teeth, you will not get the affect of the germs being rinsed away because you will use your toothbrush right after which has a great amount of germs on it.
But if you brush your teeth first and then use the mouth wash, you will get the all in all. First, you will bring about the germs in your mouth after you brush your teeth. Second, you will rinse your mouth with the mouth wash and gargle for about 30 seconds which will kill just about most of the bacteria in your mouth.


TuToRgUrL94
You should do if after. I don't think it really matters but if you brush your teeth after, your basicly washing the mouth wash out of your mouth. so your supposed to do it after.


zitless
You're not an idiot. My dentist advised me not to rinse my mouth after brushing because the toothpaste is still dong it's work in killing bacteria.
Check out the link below.


Mrs. Channing Tatum
after, b/c you brush your teeth and you get the little food bits out, but 1. there could still be some food in there and 2. you could still have bad breath. so Mouthwash kind of washes all of those extra food bits out, and gets rid of bad breath.
good luck
zoe


gumball207
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After you brush your teeth! First, you scrub, then rinse!!


Anna M.
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After. Don't worry, you're not an idiot, it took me forever to figure it out.


naomi_and_john
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There are a couple of types, ones for using before brushing to Loosen plaque and then one for after to to keep your mouth fresher for longer. It's really up to you if you want to do it before and after.


Sabrina K
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Rinsing after you have cleaned allows the Mouthwash to get at any of the free floating bacteria you have dislodged. It also allows the Mouthwash to have an effect on those bacteria that, while not dislodged, have become exposed due to the disruption of their dental plaque colony.


Darkskinnyboy
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After you brush your teeth.


opengirl
depends
some are to Loosen plaque that u then brush off
and some are just to get rid of excess germs
so look on the bottle, and if it doesn't say, after


larry c
normally after


honey
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after. the swishing motion helps to remove any chunks or residue left behind after you brush them loose.


Michelle G
well i rinse after i brush mah te3th

there iz no such thing as a stupid question


bisoerocks44
after your brush....


III IKIRS III
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After...


creartisan
The older style mouthwashes are for after brushing, but now they have other things for your oral health.

There are no stupid questions.

No one is expected to know everything there is to know, at least you want to educate yourself, and your health is a good topic to dedicate to.

Though I use a water pic regularly (which are expensive but worth it to me) and brush when in a hurry or out and about, I use a "pre-brush rinse" with a foaming action that helps Loosen plaque. It is supposed to make your brushing more effective, since most people rarely brush long enough or properly. (Softly, slowly)

After wards I use an anti-cavity Fluoride rinse (Mouthwash) to disinfect and "kill bad breath".

I use a complete treatment because I am older and the ravages of gum disease runs in my family. There are much better products to use now, than when I was young, so please do look into it.

Your teeth and eating habits affects your health far beyond "whiter teeth and fresh breath".


Phoenix Princess of Darkness
After. Get all the gunk out with the toothbrush first, then finish the rest off with mouth wash.

You can use it without brushing, too, if you want to.


katie.xo90
after


heart's_completely_content
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after


WM
After; to cleanse any particles from brushing out of your mouth.


AmArInEsQuEeN
after..brush floss then mouth wash


Stoned P
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woohoo an idiot question I love it! j/k

haha, I swish after I brush.


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