listerine toothpaste

comatose

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 26, 2003
286
95
281
has anyone else tried this stuff. man, it's awesome. not only has it whitened my teeth a couple of shades, but it creates long lasting fresh breath, and i feel that it really cleans my mouth (unlike crest or colgate toothpastes). the only problem is that the stuff sells for $3.50 a pop.
 

Midoc

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 18, 2003
319
2
0
41
Camp Adder, Iraq
  1. Dentist
I would be careful with any whitening toothpaste. They usually have one of two methods of action. The first is just a topical coating that adds white material to the tooth, sort of like a paint job. This is obviously only a temporary solution. The second is being extra abrasive and removing more extrinsic stains. You have to be careful with abrasive toothpaste since you can remove enamel and dentin and abrade your gingiva. You can have most extrinsic stainingly more safely removed at your dentists office by having whats commonly referred to as a polishing done.
 

ShawnOne

DDS over DMD
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 25, 2003
1,166
3
0
City of Angels
Has anybody else witnessed this?

When I use whitening toothpaste, especially Crest Dual Action Whitening, my lips and inner mouth start to peel. Or maybe its not peeling, but I get these sticky, strechy, things that resemble snot.

What is that??
 
About the Ads

PERFECT3435

Full Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 22, 2003
1,416
0
0
45
Indianapolis
  1. Dentist
shawn,

i had the same thing happen to me afew months ago when i was using the listerine toothpaste. i don't think its anything serious. but it did make me wonder too.


btw, isn't listerine also very good for gingivitis protection?
 

aphistis

Full Member
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Feb 15, 2003
8,394
37
271
Indianapolis
  1. Attending Physician
  2. Dentist
D

dientesfuertes

aphistis,
I don't dispute the references you list... however, each one relates only to ingested alcohol. The directions listed on Listerine indicate that it is to be used as a rinse for 30 seconds, and it explicitly directs, "Do not swallow."
I'm sure UNLV does teach the link between alcohol and periodontitis. Doesn't your school teach the link between bacteria and perio dz?
 

UNLV OMS GUNNABE

Full Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 12, 2004
510
8
261
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Well said Dientes. Whats more your last reference is all about cardiovascular disease with no mention of alcohol. I would be careful before starting to imply things about other schools, it tends to upset people.
 

aphistis

Full Member
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Feb 15, 2003
8,394
37
271
Indianapolis
  1. Attending Physician
  2. Dentist
UNLV- Sounds like we were approaching the question from two different perspectives, and neither of us clarified to the other. I wasn't trying to be inflammatory. It sounded to me like you had some information that drinking might not be as compromising as I'd been told. The last couple posts before that one put me in the mindset of alcohol consumption, not necessarily just rinsing. My mistake.

Dientes- what are these "bacteria" thingies you're talking about?
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.