|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Hay George, salt is effective for brushing, as it has antiseptic effect it helps in repairing wounds and gigival (gum) recession. but it doesn't help the tooth itself. using salt with warm water as a mouthwash is helpful. can't compare it with alcohol mouthwashes, cause in my country manufacturers don't use alcohol (moderator's note: alcohol is also an antiseptic, kills bacteria). but i guess mode of action is pretty much same ... as warm water gives the soothing effect with salt providing the antiseptic effect. Thanking you Dr. Shoaib
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