If you are looking for the best oral hygiene regimen, you may already know about regular brushing and flossing. However, mouthwash also plays an important role and should not be skipped. Picking a mouthwash with the proper ingredients can increase your overall gum health in the long-term and prevent oral diseases such as periodontitis.
The Benefits of Mouthwash
If you are on the search for the perfect mouthwash, it is always best to avoid those with alcohol. These mouthwashes can contribute to oral cancer and kill off good bacteria in your mouth. The best mouthwash should be alcohol-free and include fluoride in it.
Mouthwash is known to remove debris from inside your mouth and in areas where you cannot easily reach with flossing and brushing your teeth. Mouthwash clears any debris in the area and loosens plaque on the teeth that you did not remove from brushing and flossing your teeth. This can also help with freshening your breath, giving you a nice minty aftertaste.
If you use a therapeutic mouthwash, you can heavily prevent oral diseases such as gum disease and gingivitis. Bad bacteria in your mouth can cause inflammation of your gums and eventually cause an infection, which will contribute toward gum disease. Mouthwash helps remove these bacteria and reduces your risk of getting gum disease or gingivitis, especially when paired with a good brushing, flossing, and general eating habits.
Lastly, mouthwash can also whiten your teeth over time. You will have to choose one that advertises this since it will contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Both can help remove staining from your teeth and they also add an antibacterial, which prevents future stains from occurring. If you are looking for good brands of mouthwash to use, give our office a call today so we can guide you through the process.
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