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I saw this article about mouthwash contributing to diabetes: http://www.newsweek.com/mouthwash-may-trigger-diabetes-if-you-use-way-way-too-much-it-720931 How good is the science? Should I stop using it?
Studies have shown that when mouthwash is being used twice a day or more it can lead to Type 2 Diabetes especially. This is due to the fact that mouthwash kills bacteria, even the ones that produce nitric oxide which helps to regulate insulin levels. If using mouthwash, its better to limit it to once a day.
Excessive mouthwash does not benefit oral hygiene and depending on the ingredients of the mouthwash could actually be harmful. Nothing replaces brushing and flossing to kill bacteria and keep your mouth clean daily.
Is the diabetes connection real?
I am going to share this information with my family members who have Type 2 Diabetes.