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Dec
19

Choosing the Best Mouth Rinse

Posted in Gum Disease

A lot of people choose their mouthwash based on how it tastes. After all, if you’re rinsing with something, you do want it to taste good and leave your breath feeling fresher after you use it. But are those really the best measurements for judging what rinse is best for your dental needs? Not every mouthwash addresses every concern you may have, so think about the three following factors before you pick another bottle up at the store.

Bad Breath

Mouthwashes with alcohol in them can dry you mouth out and make it difficult to manage bad breath. Choosing an alcohol free rinse, and one that contains essential oils can help keep your breath fresher, longer.

Gingivitis

Gum inflammation and bleeding is a sign of gingivitis and gum disease. Rinses that are stronger and contain essential oils can help decrease your gum inflammation when they are used in conjunction with brushing and flossing every day.

Cavities

Many popular mouthwashes that are available do not contain fluoride. Fluoride is an essential rinse for people that have a history of decay or are prone to developing cavities on a routine basis.

When it comes down to it, mouth rinses are a helpful supplement to brushing and flossing, but they’re not a replacement. They do not physically remove the sticky plaque bacteria from your teeth or out from under your gums, but they can help with treating inflammation or bad breath when used as part of a complete preventive routine. Use your mouth rinse after brushing and flossing, so that the rinse can target as many tooth and gum surfaces as possible (where it counts.)

Posted of the behalf of Justin Scott

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