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What Mouthwash is Best?

Posted on 3/7/2022 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
What Mouthwash is Best?Have you recently tried to buy mouthwash? How did you find the experience? Antibacterial, antiseptic, fluoride and cosmetic mouthwash are a few of the different options available. How effective are they? It depends on your needs, the health of your mouth, and your overall dental hygiene. You already brush and floss twice a day, but adding mouthwash is a simple and affordable way to make your smile shine. It is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly, but mouthwash reaches areas of your teeth that are hard to reach. In addition, it can help prevent a variety of conditions, including bad breath and gingivitis. There are various types of mouthwash.

Antiseptic and Antibacterial

Do you avoid smiling or chatting to new people because you're worried about your breath? Then you should consider using an antiseptic or antibacterial mouthwash. Both cure bad breath by focusing on the bacteria that grows in your mouth. This also means that both antiseptic and antibacterial mouthwash can help cure gingivitis and provide relief from oral infections.

Cosmetic Mouthwash

If you're on your way to an important meeting or hurrying out the door so you don't keep your date waiting, a short rinse with cosmetic mouthwash is all you need. This kind is effective at giving brief relief for foul breath by delivering minty freshness. However, keep in mind that it will not address the underlying reason or assist to lower your risk of gingivitis or cavities.

Fluoride Mouthwash

If you want to strengthen your teeth and avoid cavities, opt for fluoride-enriched mouthwash. However, see your dentist first because fluoride is widely available in toothpaste and drinking water, making it simple to consume too much. This can result in a disease known as 'fluorosis,' in which luminous markings emerge on your teeth.

Using Mouthwash

If you choose to use mouthwash, make sure that you use it immediately after brushing and flossing, when it is most effective. You should also remember that mouthwash should only be used by adults and kids over 6 years old. A mouthwash that contains fluoride should not be ingested by children, who are more likely to swallow the mouthwash. Ask us how to choose the right mouthwash. Your daily oral hygiene routine already includes brushing and flossing. Take a step further to improve your dental health. Your smile will feel fresh and look brighter with mouthwash!

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