I just started using a pre-brush rinse that contains peroxide and alcohol.Could this be harmful to the gumline?I do not have very healthy gums to start with.I do not want to harm them further.The product details are: Rinse your way to a whiter smile with LISTERINE® WHITENING® Pre-Brush Rinse. Rinsing before you brush means a brighter, more confident smile. It's that easy. The dynamic foaming action of LISTERINE® WHITENING® bursts into action, penetrating teeth to help prevent stain buildup and whiten your smile. And because it's from the makers of LISTERINE® Antiseptic, it kills bad breath germs, too. Available in a great-tasting Clean Mint flavor.Thanks,Alice
The antibacterial effect of mouth wash lasts about 20 minutes. The bacteria are protected in the gum crevices around and in-between the teeth. The bacteria can hide there unless the seal on these crevices is penetrated by using a Water Pik. The "fresh feeling" is just a feeling -- an illusion of cleanliness -- that last for a short while. Toothbrushing, flossing and/or using the WaterPik are much more effective oral hygiene techniques and much less expensive.
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