New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 7/1/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
What kind of bugs hang out in the mouth? Good and bad? Does anyone use this and think it may help. I am just thinking about bacteria traveling through the digestive system. During a remission a while back I was thinking this was helping a lot so I am going to try to do it more often again.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day:  Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30840
   Posted 7/1/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
If you brush your teeth and tongue at least 2x daily plus use probiotics, that will help.

Change your toothbrush often...I change mine every month.

Mouthwash...I don't use it except once in a while for a quick mouth brushing.

The digestive tract needs certain bacteria in the saliva to start the digestive process....I would think that if it's out of whack, digestion might be as well.

Do the research and let us know what you come up with...

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Elite Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 7/1/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Mouth wash contains alcohol which infact dries out the mouth and in return will actually cause bad breath...if you want to eliminate some bacteria in your mouth I have to second what Q suggested, simply brushing at least twice a day and taking a good probiotic daily and indefinitely...yogurt is also known to keep breath and bacteria in the mouth at bay (plain yogurt is the best choice).

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 7/1/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Im working right now so cant really do research at the moment, but i found out scope and Act Flouride Rinse are the best antiseptic mouthwashes/rinses. And most bacteria is in the back of mouth and gargling is the best method to get at em.

Heres an interesting article from abc news website entitled Bad Breath and the Battle of Bacteria:



Old Hat
Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5187
   Posted 7/1/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Warm salt water makes the safest & cheapest mouthwash-- recommended by the best U.S. dentists. Salt is a natural disinfectant! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 7/1/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
my grandmother says brushing your teeth with peroxide and baking soda is better too . . .anyone ever heard of that?
Kim ~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 18months old
I'm a married 36 yr old mom and here's "The list "
- UC 1997 currently unmedicated was on Colozal from 2001-2007
- Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) 2007 taking 7.5mg lisinopril
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV bi-weekly
- Ashermans Syndrome - no treatment
- Allergies - water - haven't been tested officially but pine suspected

Old Hat
Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5187
   Posted 7/1/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, PeanutMom, that regimen was touted by a dentist named Kayz about 20 yrs ago & caught on fast. My dentist says, though, that in recent yrs dental researchers have come to think that "too much beneficial bacteria" may be removed if peroxide/baking soda is used constantly. He recommends brushing with Total, using an interdental brush as well, & flossing after every meal-- plus dental hygiene visits at least twice annually for professional cleaning. / Old Hat

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 7/1/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Don't forget to floss!  Flossing is more important than brushing and mouthwash combined!



dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4509
   Posted 7/1/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that mouthwash can dry out your mouth, but not all mouthwash has alcohol in it. They do make alcohol-free varieties now. I personally don't ilke mouthwash very much. A doctor told me to gargle with it several times a day when I had a bad throat infection, and the infection ended up getting much worse...probably was a coincidence, but it still turned me off from mouthwash. I gargle with warm salt water now when I feel a sore throat coming on. I agree that brushing and flossing are the most important things. Let us know if you come up with any research about the mouthwash thing...I've wondered the same thing.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, August 19, 2018 6:03 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,994,291 posts in 328,119 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161269 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ChrisRO.
111 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Ewok89, auzzie, ChrisRO, Glitterrain30, fjdrill