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Q:

Salaamun Alaykum,

To stop gingivitis and other mouth related problems I use mouth wash. The type of mouth wash that work with me contains Alcohol and though I dont ingest it but I guess the particles remain in my mouth.

What is the Islamic ruling on the use of these mouth wash.

A:

Alaykum Salaam. Kindly refer to the Q & A presented here-under for further clarification to your question.

“Question: What is the ruling concerning the alcohol found in some dental products like mouthwash and others?
Answer: It is clean.

 Question: Alcohol is used in the production of many drugs and medications: Is it permissible to take them? Are they considered pure (tahir)?
Answer: They are pure; and since the alcohol used in them is so minute that it dissolves in them, it is therefore permissible to take them also.”

(http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01123/)