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:
- Makes your breath fresh
- Prevents plaque build up
- Removes loose debris and partials from your mouth
- Fluoridated mouthwash can prevent cavities by strengthening your enamel
- Helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease
- Soothes canker sores
Your mouthwash should contain the American 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 for 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.