What are the benefits of mouthwash?
Not only is it used to make your breath fresh but mouthwash has many other benefits that are essential for your daily oral hygiene. Therapeutic mouthwashes can:
- Make your breath fresh
- Prevent plaque build up
- Remove loose debris and partials from your mouth
- Prevent cavities by strengthening your enamel if it is a fluoridated mouthwash
- Help prevent gingivitis and further periodontal disease
- Soothe canker sores
Some rinses considerably serve their purpose better than others. Be sure your mouthwash contains a Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before you purchase.
**Kids 6 and under should not use mouthwash in case they ingest a large amount of it.
**Mouthwash should not be used as a substitute to brushing.
To promote healthy teeth and gums, the combination of brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use is the best way. Be sure to ask your dental hygienist about what is recommended for you.