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Should You Be Gargling Each Day?

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Should You Be Gargling Each Day?
Gargling is simply bubbling a liquid in your mouth. With your head tilted back and water jumping around in your throat, laughter usually follows. Arguably, the most fun part of gargling are the sounds you make when you do it. There is a purpose though, for years professionals and parents have advised patients to gargle with salt water to soothe an irritated and red sore throat. This is not the only benefit to gargling, but are there enough reasons to add gargling to your daily oral hygiene routine?

Gargling Water Each Day Could be Important For You

Many people gargle to soothe a sore throat. Did you know that gargling with salt water may help reduce the severity of other infections as well? Both viral and bacterial infections can be prevented to some extent when the patient chooses to gargle every day.

We have seen benefits in the mouth to those who gargle daily. Gargling can draw out water and bacteria while protecting the gums. Gargling may be effective for improving gingivitis, periodontitis, and cavities. Daily gargling saltwater helps to lower harmful bacteria concentrations that are found in your saliva. Sometimes canker sores and mouth ulcers can go away with consistent gargling. The reason these symptoms subside is that the saltwater reduces the inflammation in your mouth. Gargling on a daily basis can improve your oral health, just make sure you don't swallow the saltwater!

Gargle For Better Oral Health

While gargling benefits your mouth, it is also important to maintain good daily oral hygiene practice. Daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing will go a long way to protect your teeth and gums. Schedule your next appointment with our friendly office staff to have a full evaluation of your mouth as well as a professional cleaning. We look forward to working with you to maintain the best oral hygiene possible.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .

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