Deciding to add mouthwash to your dental routine? Here are some helpful facts you should know about mouthwash.
Before deciding to add mouthwash to your routine, keep in mind that it can’t do everything that brushing your teeth does. Mouthwash cannot be simply added to replace your brushing routine. You must still continue to brush twice daily.
Therefore if adding it to your routine, it should be only to freshen your breath. There are different types of mouthwash, such as some that contain fluoride, which helps to protect teeth against plaque bacteria. There are also mouthwashes that contain alcohol, and some that don’t. If you are buying it for the whole family to use, including young children, then the alcohol-free kinds are recommended. Another factor to consider is how sensitive your teeth are. Some people find that mouthwashes are too strong. If you find that the mouthwash irritates you then try using an alcohol free one, or a natural mouthwash. Natural mouthwashes contain ingredients such as aloe Vera or chamomile which are both soothing for the mouth.
There are also prescription mouthwashes, which your dentist may prescribe in order to help with fungal infections, gingivitis, or plaque control.
Depending on your needs you will need a different kine. Keep in mind the tips listed above when choosing the one for you. If you have any further questions, come to Florence Dentistry and one of our dentists will be glad to help choose the one for you! Make sure to keep in mind to continue brushing twice daily, and flossing. Mouthwash helps to freshen your breath but it doesn’t mean you don’t need to brush anymore!
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