Oral Hygiene: Making Time for Mouthwash

Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is a beneficial and successful technique that deeply cleans your smile, but it is often overlooked. Many people don’t realize how helpful mouthwash truly is for their oral cavity, and if you could be considered as one of these people, we are here to help you! There are many types of mouthwashes available today, like anti-gingivitis mouthwash, bacteria-killing mouthwash, and fluoride mouthwash, and they all do the following:

• Protect your teeth from cavities and gum disease
• Freshen your breath
• Remove debris from your smile
• Slow the growth of tartar on your teeth
• Eliminate bad breath
• Reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth
• Strengthen and protect tooth enamel

Yes, mouthwash does all of these things for your smile, but rinsing your mouth should never replace your brushing and flossing techniques. Rinsing should be included in your oral hygiene routine in addition to brushing and flossing. When you rinse, sip a small amount of liquid into your mouth and swish it around for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The label on your mouthwash bottle will be specific on how long you should swish for. When the time is up, spit the liquid into the sink.

If you would like to know more about mouthwash, call our office today. We are more than happy to help you deeply clean your smile with mouthwash!