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mew666

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Nov 21, 2021
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United Kingdom
Hi
I'm 22 and have used chlorohexidine for years on and off. However, I recently got told it isn't good for my teeth, in the long run. Is this a contribution to the staining in between my teeth and does it make them weaker?
( I am also a compulsive tea drinker so I'm sure that doesn't help. )
Any feedback would be appreciated, thank you !!
 
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geos

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Dec 22, 2011
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Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I’m not a dentist. Prolonged use of chlorhexidine can cause staining and discolouration of the teeth. It should be used only on your dentist’s recommendation.
 
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Gordon

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It doesn't weaken the teeth in any way. Apart from the staining, it messes with the normal oral bacterial balance in your mouth so for that reason it shouldn't be used routinely.
 
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