There are many varieties of mouthwash on the market that claim to benefit your oral health. Fortunately, research has found that regular use of mouthwash can actually benefit your oral health. These are a few of the most prominent ways.
Promotes Good Oral Hygiene
Mouthwashes are packed with chemicals and agents that can help to keep your teeth clean. Fluoride works to protect your teeth and fights against gum disease. Chlorhexidine gluconate, which is found in antiseptic mouthwashes, also prevents the growth of bacteria.
Flush Away Loose Particles
Mouthwash doesn't have to be used after you brush. You can use it at any time to loosen particles in your mouth. It may also be helpful to swish with mouthwash before you brush, as this might make it easier to clean debris off of your teeth.
Minimize Plaque Buildup
Certain mouthwashes work to prevent the buildup of plaque along the gum line and between the teeth. However, it won't actually remove plaque that is actually formed, so you should never substitute the use of mouthwash in place of brushing and flossing.
Mouthwash Helps You to Avoid Coffee Breath
Even if you're not a coffee drinker, you'll love this benefit – mouthwash helps to keep your breath fresh. Many flavors are available to keep your breath feeling – and smelling – fresh. Your family, friends, and coworkers will thank you for your regular use!
Improve Canker Sore Recovery
Canker sores are painful lesions that develop inside of the mouth. While not much is known about why they develop, when they occur, you'll need a way to fight them. Mouthwash can help to deal with the infection, and it may promote quicker healing times.
Are you having trouble choosing the right mouthwash? If so, call us today for help. We'll evaluate your teeth and can make recommendations about what will work best for you.
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