Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are three of the easiest ways to improve your oral health. After all, it can reach places that the strings of floss or the brush head can’t, such as the gaps between your teeth. But let’s say you haven’t been happy with the mouthwash you’ve been using. Maybe it’s time for something new.
Why Do You Need Mouthwash?
There could be multiple reasons why you need to use mouthwash, especially if you haven’t been doing it in the first place. For instance, you have too many cavities, and it’s causing you to avoid the food you usually enjoy. Or it’s possible that you’ve been complaining about your mouth being too dry. Luckily, mouthwash can help fix both of these problems. What causes them? Too much bacteria in your mouth. In this case, you should use some fluoride-based mouthwash. Although alcohol-based mouthwashes can kill germs more effectively, the same alcohol ingredients will also cause your mouth to dry out faster.
Where Does It Fit?
Although this point sounds like a strange question, you need to be honest with yourself. Figure out where the mouthwash fits in your daily oral health routine and fill that niche if you need to. Another reason to use a fluoride mouthwash is if you don’t get a chance to brush your teeth often enough, or your toothpaste doesn’t have enough fluoride in it already. If you’re concerned about having bad breath after you eat lunch and you can’t stand the texture of breath mints or gum, then a minty-flavored mouth rinse might do the trick instead.
What Does Your Dentist Say?
Your dentist is always looking out for you. If you have any questions about your oral or dental health, then you shouldn’t hesitate to ask them for their advice. Also, if you’re suffering from the more advanced forms of gingivitis or gum disease, then you need to ask your dentist for prescriptions so you can use the most potent types of mouthwash available that you might not be able to find just by looking on a store shelf.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!