Unusual Uses For Mouthwash!

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Mouthwash is brilliant for freshening up our mouths!

But did you know it also has some other surprising uses? Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at some other ways how you can put this minty solution to good use!

It is a great way to treat dandruff.

Mouthwash helps to keep dandruff at bay. How? You may ask! Well, it is full of anti-fungal properties which help to prevent dandruff. Mix a 50/50 ratio of mouthwash and water –  or add more mouthwash if you have bad dandruff – to create a post wash rinse.

After shampooing and conditioning your hair, pour the mixture on to your hair.

Let it sit for up to three minutes and rinse thoroughly. Be careful not to get it in your eyes! Try this 1-2 times per week but no more as frequent use could dry out your hair, causing breakage.


Mouthwash can sooth bug bites and nettle stings! 

This is a handy tip for those of you with kids, or for those of you who seem to attract mosquitos! The minty flavour has a cooling sensation when it comes into contact with skin! Dab a little mouthwash onto come cotton wool and hold it on the bite or sting for a few minutes for instant cooling relief


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Clean your gum shields.

For those of you who are into your contact sports, it’s vital that you clean your mouth guards after every use. The antibacterial properties of mouthwashes make quick and easy cleaning solution for your guards. Simply soak them in a tub of mouthwash for up to an hour after you’ve used them. Then dry them off and keep them in a clean and sealed container until you next need them.


Mouthwash will deter your cat from peeing in places they shouldn’t!

If your cat tends to pee in places other than their litter box,  mix a 50/50 solution of mouthwash and water and put it into a spray bottle. Then spray the areas of your house where you want to deter your cat from. The strong smell of the mouthwash should keep them away!

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Mouthwash can make a cooling foot-soak.

After a long-day of being on your feet it’s a nice idea to relax and soak your feet. Mouthwash can be added to foot soak to create a cooling sensation. This can also prevent fungal nail infections and fight the symptoms of athlete’s foot if done often enough.


So there you have it, plenty of uses for mouthwashes! Have you tried any of these? Or do you have any interesting uses for mouth wash of your own? We’d love to hear them!

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