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Are you allowed to mix a pinch of baking soda with water and rinse your mouth with it instead of using mouthwash?

Also there are two way to mix it: place some baking soda on your finger/hand and drop it in your mouth, followed by as sip of some water; the other way is to mix it in a cup with a spoon. Is there a halachic difference in regards how this "mixture" is created?

The possible melachos/gezeiros involved are: making medicine, kneading, changing the form of an object, and possibly adding the final touches.

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