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Whenever I am pregnant I have problems with my teeth, now I know the whole logic of the baby taking vitamins and minerals away from parts of your body but I am talking my teeth just rot away. My youngest daughter is 16 months old and since she has been born I have had to have 2 root canals and a filling, both the root canals have had to have stages postponed due to the infections just not settling down and so it has taken from April 2011 to January 2012 to complete this treatment. During this period my dentist advised that I used Corsodyl mouthwash to help my mouth heal between treatments and to aid the antibiotic in ridding me of infection.
Corsodyl can be bought from chemists and supermarkets although my dentist did offer me it on prescription it seemed a little pointless as the prescription would cost more than the around £4 a bottle costs off the shelf. The bottle is made of plyable brown plastic and has a white screw top cap which is also used for dosing the mouthwash, on the front it advises that this can be used for bleeding or irritated gums and mouth ulcers. You must not use this product if you are sensitive to chlorhexidine and you shouldn't use it at the same time as toothpaste as this reduces it's effectiveness. On the bottle it states that this should only be used for a month however my dentist instructed that I could use this longer term whilst treatment was taking place as I wasn't using it everyday.
To use the product you simply pour it into the cap up to the 10ml mark and then swill this around your mouth for 1 minute before spitting the solution out. This can be used twice a day using 10ml each time so a 300ml bottle would last 15 days. The product comes in two varieties original and mint and although I have tried both I would say neither is better than the other and they both aren't very nice.
I think this solution is wonderful and it has certainly made things much better for me through my treatment espeially when I had problems on both sides of my mouth at the same time, this made it more comfortable for me to be able to eat. The product makes my mouth tingle a little when i have used it but it isn't an unpleasant feeling and it is worth putting up with for the relief it provides. I am still using this every now and again as I have 2 wisdom teeth only part way through which occassionally swell and cause pain, i will always have a bottle of this in my bathroom and can recommend everyone does the same.
Corsodyl 300ml Mouthwash with its convenient and easy to use format, the mouthwash is also ... more
particularly useful when more than one area in the mouth needs attention. Corsodyl has a dual action approach. Corsodyl's antibacterial ingredient attacks and helps to kill the plaque bacteria that are causing your gums irritation. It creates a protective layer over your teeth and gums for up to 12 hours, thus helping to prevent any new plaque from forming. Corsodyl can be used at all stages of gingivitis. Alongside flossing and brushing, a short 5-7 day course of Corsodyl can help kick-start your recovery from the early signs of gingivitis. Instructions: After brushing in the morning and evening, rinse the mouth out thoroughly with water. Follow this by rinsing the mouth with 10ml of Corsodyl for about one minute. Gum disease: One month course (600 ml) is recommended. Mouth ulcers & oral thrush: Continue to use for 2 days after healing has occurred. Denture sore mouth: Dentures should be cleansed & soaked in Corsodyl for 15 mins twice daily.