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Why Do We Use Mouthwash?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by office
Why Do We Use Mouthwash?When most patients think of home dental care practices, the first thing that comes to mind is brushing and flossing. While these are vital parts of keeping your smile looking great, you should also include mouthwash into your daily oral hygiene routine. The regular use of mouthwash can help get rid of any bacteria that you may have missed and protect you from decay. We can help you find out which mouthwash is the best for you.

Benefits of Mouthwash

One of the traits that makes mouthwash popular is that it is a great way to quickly freshen your breath while on the go. Mouthwash can also serve as a convenient way to clean your mouth after your midday meal and prevent food debris from remaining on your teeth for hours between brushing sessions.
In addition, a good mouthwash can help protect you from the development of cavities. Mouthwashes can also help to prevent or heal canker sores that have developed within your oral cavity.

Types of Mouthwash

There are many different brands and formulations of mouthwash available, which can make choosing the best mouthwash for your needs a bit challenging. Generally speaking, mouthwash can be divided into two different categories, cosmetic and therapeutic.

Cosmetic mouthwash is simply a mouthwash that helps mask bad breath and will usually leave a minty or otherwise pleasant aftertaste. However, it does not have any chemicals that actually change the conditions within your oral cavity. Therapeutic mouthwash can be purchased over the counter or may be prescribed by our professionals and contains active ingredients that kill bacteria and protect you from gum disease or other ailments.

If you would like to incorporate mouthwash into your care routine or have questions about which mouthwash is best for you, our team can help. You can call us for more information.

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