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FDA Warns Mouthwash Manufacturers

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The FDA is cracking down on mouthwash manufacturers. The makers of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, CVS Complete Care Anticavity Mouthwash and Walgreen Mouth Rinse Full Action have been chastised for advertising that their products can remove plaque or prevent gum disease. The FDA says that consumers can use these products to reduce the likelihood of developing cavities but there is no reliable data to suggest that they will protect gums.

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There's nothing like brushing, flossing and regular check-ups to keep your mouth healthy.

I use mouthwash before I brush or floss to protect and kill bacteria in my mouth. Most popular brands are irritating my mouth. I am assuming there is a common ingredient doing this. Do you know of any simple home made mouthwash I can make at home to kill bacteria and be healing? I am a senior citizen and working hard to maintain good hygiene.

Chuckle. Perhaps they ought to invest in research on the other uses of Listerine that we find out about on The Peoples Pharmacy to expand their market share.

I really don't care if my mouthwash would treat my plaque ...
I use it only because it leaves a fresh breathe and is antiseptic...

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