Poll: Mouthwash before or after brushing?

Mouthwash before or after brushing?

  • Before

    Votes: 5 11.4%
  • After

    Votes: 38 86.4%
  • At the same time

    Votes: 1 2.3%

  • Total voters
    44

dullard

Elite Member
May 21, 2001
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Do you want the mouthwash to reach your teeth or your food on your teeth?
 

snoopy7548

Diamond Member
Jan 1, 2005
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I've read you want to use mouthwash before since you're supposed to let the flouride from the toothpaste sit on your teeth, but my mouthwash contains flouride and I always do it after brussing. Floss, brush, mouthwash.
 

dasherHampton

Platinum Member
Jan 19, 2018
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I remember for the longest time I would rinse my mouth after using mouthwash for some reason.

I finally analyzed what I was doing and it made no sense whatsoever. Why use mouthwash and then rinse it out? I now just spit it out.
 

Thebobo

Lifer
Jun 19, 2006
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Did the caveman brush?

Do animals brush?

I never have and still have half my teeth!
j/k
 

feralkid

Lifer
Jan 28, 2002
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Mouthwash first to loosen debris, floss, then brush, go fuck wife one more time.
 

Dirigible

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Apr 26, 2006
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This thread made me curious about the mouthwash that's been in my bathroom for a long time. I went and checked. Turns out the mouthwash expired in August of 2002.

So to answer the OP: Do I use mouthwash before or after brushing teeth? No, I do not.




Does mouthwash that expired over 15 years ago pose a health hazard?
 

lxskllr

No Lifer
Nov 30, 2004
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Instead of. I seldom use mouthwash, but when I do, it's to freshen my mouth between brushing.
 

Exterous

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2006
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This thread made me curious about the mouthwash that's been in my bathroom for a long time. I went and checked. Turns out the mouthwash expired in August of 2002.

Does mouthwash that expired over 15 years ago pose a health hazard?

Use some and let us know?
 

kage69

Lifer
Jul 17, 2003
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Mouthwash is like a fine wine; it gets better with age.

Actually...

Find an old bottle of Listerine or some such other alcohol/thymol combo that expired, or one you just want to pitch? Save it for a foot soak. Does a pretty good job killing foot and nail fungus, or just as a hard clean for smelly feet.
 

Oyeve

Lifer
Oct 18, 1999
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This thread made me curious about the mouthwash that's been in my bathroom for a long time. I went and checked. Turns out the mouthwash expired in August of 2002.

So to answer the OP: Do I use mouthwash before or after brushing teeth? No, I do not.




Does mouthwash that expired over 15 years ago pose a health hazard?
No, its 150 proof now.
 

BFG10K

Lifer
Aug 14, 2000
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It's good to see at least one person voted for the third ("simulated rabies") option.
 

Newbian

Lifer
Aug 24, 2008
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Before brushing then rinse to clear out any food in your mouth then brush.

You want toothpaste to be left on your teeth and rinsing it off with mouthwash does more harm then good.

If option 3 is your pick then you clearly are a god. :D