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120 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: RomeoStevens 03 March 2014 05:16:15AM *  6 points [-]

Floss does have the weakest evidence going for it, hence its position last on the list. It stayed above the "worth it" line due to the low cost and risk. I also believe it has an impact on quality of life even if the mortality effect turns out to be small. I do need to add a discussion of this to my post at some point.

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 16 March 2014 12:51:15AM 2 points [-]
Comment author: Dorikka 09 August 2014 05:22:17PM 1 point [-]

Necroposting, but do you have any more information on mouthwashes as a source of risk? The one I use (Crest pro health) doesn't appear to contain chlorohexadine, but does contain another chlorine compound (cetylpyridinium chloride).

Comment author: zedzed 17 December 2014 02:38:02PM 1 point [-]

Wikipedia says cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic. Assuming the blood pressure-raising mechanism is, in fact, killing off beneficial microbes, then we would expect cetylpyridinium chloride to have similar effects.