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Is Mouthwash Mandatory?
By: Samantha Glaunert , Categories: Education,Oral Health , Comments Off on Is Mouthwash Mandatory?

After last weeks poll, out of all who participated only about 30% of our followers use mouthwash. While we aren’t here to judge or scold, we felt it was timely to educate on the importance of mouthwash.

To start, some housekeeping. Keep in mind that mouthwash is only effective if used with a regular brushing and flossing routine. Also, mouthwash is not meant to be ingested and for this reason, isn’t recommended for children.

Purpose of Mouthwash

The purpose of mouthwash is to reach the places your toothbrush and floss didn’t. As you “swoosh” mouthwash, it coats your teeth, and removes bacteria from your gums, tongue, inner cheeks, and lips. Mouthwash also dislodges food particles that may remain in your mouth after brushing.

Mouthwash Benefits

Mouthwash has been proven to prevent tartar build-up and to fight off plaque. Depending on your mouthwash, it can also whiten teeth, prevent cavities, temporarily reduce bad breath, and more.

Types of Mouthwash

We have a blog on Choosing the Right Mouthwash that can help you choose which is best for you.

In conclusion, using mouthwash is a personal choice, but could greatly benefit your oral mouth health. While mouthwash should be second to a regular brush and floss routine, it can play a large part in maintaining oral health.

If you have any questions regarding the right mouthwash or want to schedule an appointment, contact us.