Whats the difference between mouthwash with alcohol and w/o alcohol in it?!

Question: Whats the difference between mouthwash with alcohol and w/o alcohol in it!?
I've read mouthwashes w/alcohol and lead to oral cancer on wiki!.!.!?

Why does it have alcohol in the first place; should I switch to
non-alcohol mouthwashes from now on!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

Alcahol acts as a disinfectant!.!.!. that's why it burns!. It's killing all the bacteria in your mouth!. Alcahol free uses a different agent for disinfecting your mouth that's probably less reliable than Alcahol!. I'd just go with original listerine, unless the burn is a little too much!. After a few days, it dosent hurt very much because the days of using it have acted like napalm against bacteria!.

Wait a minute!.!.!. you can get DRUNK!?!!? Oh, hang on a sec!.!.!. NO SH|T!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Alcohol acts as the antibacterial in the rinse!. I highly doubt (and have not heard yet) of anyone using a mouthrinse to get drunk!. The difference from an oral hygiene aspect is that the rinses that contain alcohol can dry out your mouth (a temporary decrease in salivary flow)!. Why that is relevant!? Because less saliva increases risks for cavities!. Note that you'd have to use ALOT of the mouthrinse and use it ALL the time for this to occur!. As for the oral cancer affects, your chances are greater exponentially when chewing tobacco or smoking compared to using a rinse!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

mouthwashes with alcohol MAY be linked to oral cancer but it is not proven yet!.

mouthwash has alcohol in it because pure alcohol will kill germs!. (this is why it burns)

non alcoholic mouthwashes will do the same thing, but since they don't have alcohol in them they actually contain more chemicals!.

it's more of a personal choice!. depending on if you want the possibility of oral cancer or the possibility of ingesting harmful chemicals!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

w/alcohol kills more germs, though also has greater incidence of killing the actual cells in your mouth as well!. w/o alcohol has less powerful antiseptic properties, but is kinder on one's oral tissue!. My opinion as to which = best!? Kinda like brushing one's teeth too hard sorta defeats the purpose in that it injures the mouth!.!.!. chose w/o alcohol formulas, use as directed as part of a min!. twice daily routine!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Mouthwash with alcohol burns, without doesn't!.
It was thought that alcohol was a good antiseptic!. The other was to provide a base for the solution!. I don't know of another reason!.
The choice is up to you if you prefer not to have the burning when you rinse!. But Listerine people swear by their rinse, if you can swish if for one minute you are germ free and it is claimed that Listerine helps fight and prevent colds and sore throat!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I personally use the Crest kind that has no alcohol in it!. Here is a few links why alcohol in mouthwash is bad!.



Hope this helps!Www@Answer-Health@Com

Everything causes cancer lol!.!.!.!.the only difference between the two = if the mouthwash with alcohol burns your gums when you use it!. Without the alcohol is "easier" to swish with!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

mouth wash with alcohol is where alcohol is the main germ-killing substance!.
non-alcohol mouth wash uses a different substance to kill germs without the burn!.

i prefer no alcohol mouth wash!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Mouthwash with alcohol works better!. W\O is just for if you have an allergy or if you're on antabuse or something!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

alcohol is used in mouth wash because it kills bacteria!. if mouthwashes with alcohol really lead to oral cancer i doubt it would still be on the market!. ask a dentistWww@Answer-Health@Com

you can get drunk off the one with alcohol in it!.

btw sorry guy who answered above me, i wasn't reading the other answers so i didn't know you said that before me!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

alcohol is a common antibacterial!. often used to sterilize things!.

i wouldn't trust wiki on that!.!.!. everything causes cancer now!.

but it's mostly just a matter of preferenceWww@Answer-Health@Com

non wont burn so badWww@Answer-Health@Com

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