10 Apr All you Need to Know about Mouth Wash
Although it should not replace regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash or mouth rinse can be a helpful supplement for certain people’s daily oral hygiene practices. Dental professionals recommend using mouthwash after brushing.
What are the Benefits of Using Mouthwash?
Mouthwash, similar to dental floss, interdental brushes, and water flossers, can clean the spaces between teeth. Avoiding cavities and gum disease is easier when you can clean places your toothbrush cannot reach.
The use of mouthwash can aid in the following: Managing or avoiding dental decay, removing plaque, limiting the effects of gingivitis and the formation of tartar on teeth, avoid bad breath.
Two Categories of Mouth Wash
Mouth rinses with medicinal properties or therapeutic mouthwashes. Plaque, gingivitis, cavities, and bad breath can all be mitigated using them, as they include active antibacterial components. Those with fluoride are better at stopping tooth decay or slowing its progression. Cosmetic mouth rinses may help with bad breath briefly and leave your mouth tasting good, but they do nothing to prevent tooth decay or gum disease.
Although prescriptions are necessary for some therapeutic mouthwashes, many are sold without a doctor’s visit. You should consult your dentist if you have questions about whether a mouthwash would benefit your dental health.
The American Dental Association, Seal of Acceptance is your assurance that the mouthwash you are considering has passed rigorous testing for safety and efficacy. Keep an eye out for it while shopping for a mouthwash over the counter.
Use of Mouthwash by Children
Younger children (those under six) should not use mouthwash. An overdose of mouthwash can cause someone to feel sick to their stomach, throw up, and feel ill (due to the alcohol content in some rinses). Make sure you read the label and adhere to any warnings, age restrictions, or other advice.
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