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3 Ways Mouthwash is Helping to Improve Your Oral Health


Posted on 3/25/2020 by Dr. Joshi
3 Ways Mouthwash is Helping to Improve Your Oral HealthDo you use an antiseptic mouthwash to keep your mouth clean? If so, you are doing a wise thing. While most people feel that brushing and flossing are enough to keep their teeth clean, mouthwash also helps with improving your dental health.

The number one reason most people use a mouthwash is to keep their breath fresh. However, mouthwash also (2) prevents plaque and cavities and (3) gets rid of canker sores.

Get Your Teeth Extra Clean and Fresh

Besides cleaning your breath and making it fresher, mouthwash protects the mouth and provides extra teeth cleaning advantages. You cannot realize these advantages with brushing alone. For example, mouthwash gives you a breath that goes beyond toothpaste-fresh. That is because mouthwash kills the bacteria that is associated with halitosis or bad breath. When you use a mouthwash, you clear away any loose food debris or particles, thereby enhancing your efforts at brushing and flossing.

If you want to avoid the formation of plaque, you should use an antiseptic mouthwash. Mouthwash kills the plaque that forms between the teeth as well as tooth surfaces. However, you simply cannot swish some of the potent liquid in your mouth to kill plaque. You still need to floss and brush. Using mouthwash ensures that your mouth is extra clean. By gargling with a mouthwash, you also enjoy extra protection from cavities. If the mouthwash contains fluoride, it will strengthen your enamel. As noted, you can also get rid of mouth ulcers, or canker sores, by using an antiseptic mouthwash.

We can recommend the right mouthwash to use during brushing and flossing. While we often advise patients use a fluoride mouthwash, we also like some antiseptic brands. Keep an extra clean smile by using a mouthwash product in addition to brushing and flossing. Call us today to schedule an exam. We can recommend the mouthwash that is best for your mouth and dental health.
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