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Old 03-23-2016, 11:04 PM   #11
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Isn't sodium benzoate said to be a potential carcinogen?
That is a long and concerning list of ingredients.
I would consider going with something more natural.
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"Isn't sodium benzoate said to be a potential carcinogen?"

I am not sure - it is listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.

I can't find anything in PubMed which suggests that there is any evidence that it is a carcinogen.

However, I take what I think might be your general point - when I brush my teeth I (as mrsD suggested above) just rinse my mouth with water rather than with Listerine or any other commercial product.
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Googled it -
sodium benzoate said to be a potential carcinogen - results link -
https://www.google.com/search?q=sodi...gen&gws_rd=ssl
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Oh interesting from LA Times on the skinnygirl drink. I watched the reality show when she was producing it. Never bought it...not my choice.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep...zoate-20110908

Give me the great coconut oil for my mouth health. Just heard from my 19 yr old grandgirl that she is now doing oil pulling. She's become so aware so young..so much info to learn and go with. She ended up with fluorosis from fluoirde baths from dentist>>>> and she's eliminating gluten and has gotten rid of a longterm acne.
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Mrs. D.,

Exactly... that's why I posted them. The term inactive is often misunderstood to mean insignificant.

Thanks for offering the clarification of the term inactive ingredients.

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It will knock out a sore throat is a minute lol really
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:39 PM   #16
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Bryanna, this is such a thoughtful response. I'm concerned about *irreparable gum problems* from your comment that, "This is not a healthy reaction to have and can result in breaking down the healthy tissue of your gums causing problems that may not be repairable." One of my friends uses Listerine Zero on a daily basis, and just went through a gum grafting surgery, with less than optimal results. Besides discontinuing Listerine, are there things that can be done to repair the gums, other than grafting?

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lifeolife,

The reason many conventional dentists recommend products like Listerine are because they are endorsed by the American Dental Association which is the grand poo pah of the dental industry. The endorsement is not because the product is good but rather because the ADA has some financial stake in the manufacturing and/or distribution of the product.

Mouthwash like Listerine is not a necessity in oral home care. In fact the only (short term) benefit of it is usually to mask bad breath. If you thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day, floss them and scrape your tongue once a day, your breath should be clean and not unpleasant. If you do those things and your breath is not clean, then the problem can be due to any or a combination of the following:

*gum disease, decayed teeth, medications that decrease the salivary flow, certain foods you eat or digestive or other health disorders.

Mouthwash is meant to kill germs and it does. The problem is that is cannot differentiate between the good and the bad germs. So it kills everything. The mouth naturally has many beneficial germs that are needed to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Killing those germs with mouthwash will pre dispose the user to tooth decay and gum disease. These are things your dentist should really be informing you about.

The sloughing off of the gum tissue is indicates an allergic type reaction or a sensitivity to one or more chemicals in the product. This is not a healthy reaction to have and can result in breaking down the healthy tissue of your gums causing problems that may not be repairable.

If you want to "freshen you breath" after you brush with something that will not have any negative affect on your oral health, you can dilute a couple drops of an edible essential oil like peppermint or other mint in 3 oz of water.

If you continue to use the product the sloughing of the tissue will continue and your gums will become sore and irritated. The same thing can happen with the inside of your cheeks, the tongue, the palate, etc. Because you have only been using it for a couple of days, if you discontinue it, the sloughing should stop and things should return to normal with a couple of days.

Hope this information helps.
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When I was buying toothpaste and mouthwash, I bought Spry products for some yrs.

Search - spry mouthwash - iHerb.com

Now for a couple yrs I make my own TP of coconut oil base. And use no more mouthwash, but rinse with hydrogen peroxide before bed.

Grape seed extract keeps my gums healthy and tight. Been taking grape seed ex 22 yrs. It's never too late to start, I was 57 when I first found it, now 79.
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