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What Benefits Does Mouthwash Provide?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Dental hygiene is a crucial part of having a healthy, problem-free mouth. From the time you learned to brush your teeth, you have been told to brush them at least twice every day. As technology and science advances, people have found other ways to clean their mouths and get all the advantages of a fresh mouth without spending as much time brushing. Mouthwash has come a long way; it is highly effective against germs and bacteria in the mouth while still providing the freshness of breath for extended periods of time. Depending on your dental needs, everyone has plenty of choices on which mouthwash will work best for you. Ultimately, here are some universal benefits to using mouthwash despite the type it is. However, it should never be used in lieu of brushing. It cannot keep your teeth as clean as brushing, no matter what type it is. Removing Tooth Debris Throughout the day, we eat a lot of stuff. When particles get stuck on the teeth, they become food for bacteria in the mouth, which later brings about plaque and cavities that destroy the teeth and cause a lot of pain and discomfort. The advantage of mouthwash is that it can reach all corners of the mouth and remove these particles. While water or any other liquid can do this, mouthwash has the added advantages of fresh breath and the ability to kill off the bacteria it comes across. Can Whiten Teeth Although the effect isn't as immediate or as long-lasting as our professional in-office whitening treatment, mouthwashes can also be used to make the teeth brighter and whiter over time. If you want whiter teeth, then you can look for one with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as an ingredient. Both of these should give you the result you want in a while. Strengthen Teeth Another benefit of using mouthwash is its capability of strengthening teeth and keeping them as healthily as possible. We know that the teeth need fluoride to stay strong and avoid tooth decay. In a mouthwash, you want to find the one with sodium fluoride as an ingredient. Mouthwash is great for your mouth, but it cannot be the only product you use. Contact us to find out what else mouthwash does each time you use it....

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