So you’ve got a toothbrush. Check! And you have floss. Check! But what about mouthwash? It’s not a requirement for thorough at-home dental care like the first two things we mentioned, but adding it to your routine could help keep your smile in tip-top shape. Here are some of the reasons why it could benefit you to use mouthwash.
It’s a tool to fight gum disease.
Brushing and flossing properly are essential for preventing gum disease, but sometimes you may need a little bit of extra help. That’s where mouthwash can really help out. There are mouth rinses available that are specifically designed to fight periodontal disease, offering another level of protection.
It can combat bad breath.
No one wants to walk around with bad breath. With mouthwash, you can kill odor-causing bacteria that manage to hang around in your mouth even if you’ve already brushed and flossed. Keep in mind that if you have bad breath that doesn’t go away with good oral hygiene, it’s time to contact Dr. Torres for an exam. There may be an underlying dental condition that is causing your bad breath.
It can offer extra fluoride protection.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen your teeth’s enamel, and strong enamel is an important part of a healthy smile. If you get mouthwash with fluoride in it, you’re getting that additional support to keep your teeth in great condition.
Preventive Family Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX
Have more questions about maintaining good oral hygiene? Preventive care dental exams twice a year at Dental Salon in Cedar Park will help your family maintain healthy smiles. Our experienced team can help you figure out the best oral care products to use for your specific smile needs since everyone’s oral health situation is unique. We offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments for cavity prevention as well. Just call or email us and we can start to help you achieve better oral health.
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