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What Is the Importance of Mouthwash?

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Photo of mouthwash Water's Edge Dental in Boise, IDBrushing and flossing are good for your teeth, but mouthwash can improve your oral hygiene even more. Mouthwash helps fight tooth decay and keeps your mouth healthy. Here are the benefits of using mouthwash:

Kills Harmful Bacteria

Mouthwash helps get rid of harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria are the leading cause of bad breath. They break down food and, in the process, they release stinky compounds. If these bacteria stick around, they can create a sticky film on your teeth called plaque. Using mouthwash eliminates these bacteria, preventing plaque buildup and keeping your breath fresh.

Freshens Your Breath

Mouthwash makes your breath better. It has germ-killing agents that eliminate the bacteria causing bad breath and plaque. These germ-killing properties help improve oral hygiene and make your breath fresher. Mouthwash comes in different flavors, giving you a minty-fresh feeling.

Stops Cavities

Using mouthwash before and after you clean your teeth helps a lot in stopping cavities. Some mouthwashes have fluoride, a helpful component that fights cavities and makes your tooth shield (enamel) stronger. If you are prone to getting cavities, using fluoride mouthwash is more beneficial. It gives more protection, making your routine for caring for your teeth even better at keeping them healthy.

Prevent Plaque Formation

Different types of mouthwash can stop plaque from building up on your teeth, gums, and between the teeth. However, it cannot get rid of plaque that is already there. Make sure you keep your mouth clean by practicing good oral hygiene to prevent plaque from causing issues.

Whitens Your Teeth

Specialized mouthwashes have whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide. If you use them regularly, they can remove stains and make your teeth whiter. They work well, especially if you have had a whitening treatment. For the best results, use whitening mouthwash after meals when your teeth start looking stained.

For more information on mouthwash and great oral hygiene, contact our dental office. We would love to have a conversation on how you can improve your dental health.

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