Jan 10, 2018

Have you ever had to back away from your co-worker due to bad breath? It’s embarrassing to talk about, and even worse when you are the one dealing with it. Mouthwash may be just be the solution you need to not only freshen your breath, but also give your teeth some added protection against tooth decay and cavities. Your Venice dentist shares everything you need to know about mouthwash.

When to Use Mouthwash?

An antibacterial mouth rinse is a great addition to any home care routine, and it doesn’t really matter whether you use it before or after brushing. What’s more important is that you take the time to swish for at least 30 seconds and make sure that your rinse reaches every tooth.

It’s also convenient to take mouthwash along with you to work to use after lunch. You can find travel size options that will easily fit into your purse or briefcase that you can quickly use to rinse your mouth and freshen your breath after meals or snacks during the day.

What Are the Benefits of Using Mouthwash?

A mouth rinse is a quick way to give your teeth added protection against the bacteria that cause tooth decay, help reduce your risk of developing gingivitis or gum disease, remineralize teeth that have been affected by decay, and help to freshen your breath.

Most mouthwashes contain ingredients such as fluoride to protect against decay and rebuild damaged teeth, antimicrobial materials to eliminate bacteria, and astringents to freshen your breath. If you’re looking to add a mouthwash to your home care routine, be sure to consult your dentist in Venice first for recommendations on the right product for your needs. Unfortunately, all mouth rinses are not created equally and some may be more effective than others.

The Importance of Your Home Care Routine

A mouth rinse should never replace brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once. Be sure you are using proper brushing and flossing techniques so you are removing the excess plaque and tartar buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Use your mouth rinse as an additional tool to make your routine at home even more effective. If you have questions about the right mouthwash for your needs contact your dentist today.

About Tarpon Shores Dental

Your team at Tarpon Shores Dental is comprised of highly skilled dentists who combine their skills and expertise to provide their patients with a comfortable and personalized experience. With three convenient locations to choose from in Venice, St. Armands, and Englewood, we make high quality dentistry accessible to many FL communities. To contact Tarpon Shores Dental, you can reach us online through our website or call us at 941-488-7910.