Oral Health Advisory: Mouthwash

Have you ever thought about all of the different benefits that mouthwash can provide for your oral health care? Mouthwash should not be used as a replacement for brushing and flossing, but it is beneficial for providing additional help as a supplement to your oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash comes in many varieties, so it is important to understand what each product does.

Because there are a number of mouthwash products, it is always important to use products that will work to meet your oral health care needs. In many situations, mouthwash is designed to help reduce bad breath. However, cosmetic mouthwash products are only designed to mask the issues associated with bad breath, whereas therapeutic mouthwash products can actually eliminate the germs responsible for bad breath. In fact, therapeutic mouthwash products have been shown to help reduce plaque, gingivitis, and cavities.

Always look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on mouthwash product packaging. The seal is awarded to products by the American Dental Association if they meet the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. For additional help selecting your mouthwash products, speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions.

Are you using mouthwash every day? For additional help with your oral health care, contact Dr. John Cloud and our team at our dentist office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cloud Family Dental wants your smile to beam for decades, so call us at 501-868-3800 to book an appointment.

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