Many people use mouthwash as part of their dental hygiene. It definitely helps to cut out bad breath and other dental related problems.
But do you know exactly what a mouthwash is and what it contains? Are you wondering how to use it effectively to protect your teeth? If so, read on to hear Aqua Dental Clinic’s tips and facts about mouthwash and its use.
Most mouthwashes and rinses are designed to be used only after brushing. Ask your dentist why and they’ll tell you only a proper tooth brushing can remove the microscopic traces of food from teeth.
They’re right. It’s easy to think of mouthwash as a deodorant for the mouth. It contains a few additional helpers to keep control of bacteria and keep things feeling fresh.
You wouldn’t roll on deodorant in place of taking a shower – and mouthwash is no different. It’s only effective when used in conjunction with proper regular brushing Believe it or not, there are many types of mouthwash available. Let’s take a look at some of the varieties and their uses.
- Fluoride rinses are very useful to protect against cavities by strengthening enamel
- Anti-plaque rinses contain ingredients which help to loosen and detach plaque from the tooth surface as well as the gum line
- Smoker’s mouthwashes remove tobacco stains from the teeth
- Desensitizing mouthwashes should be used with desensitizing toothpaste to control sensitivity
Now you’ve chosen the right mouthwash for the job, what now?
After brushing, gargle for around 30 seconds, then spit without swallowing – it’s that simple!