Staying hydrated is a great way to improve your dental and oral health. That said, you’ve still got to brush your teeth and use floss too. Have you been meaning to improve your daily routines? Don’t forget to add mouthwash to your rotation as well. Here’s a better look at the benefits of using mouthwash every single day.
It Freshens Your Breath
If you are concerned about how your breath smells, then we have some good news for you! Mouthwash can deal with minor cases of bad breath, like right after eating or waking up from a quick nap. Certain foods, like garlic and onions, will leave a stronger odor behind that mouthwash won’t be able to help much with, however. Even so, if you have a bad breath problem, then it’s a good idea to speak to your dentist because there could be something much deeper that is wrong.
It Gets Rid of Plaque
Another benefit of mouthwash is that it helps get rid of plaque. You just need to use antimicrobial mouthwash instead of one that is only used for cosmetic purposes. In other words, mouthwash can get rid of surface plaque by killing the bacteria on the surface of your teeth, but deeper oral health problems need to be addressed by brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist.
It Fights Tooth Decay
Did you know that mouthwash can also help fight tooth decay? It can. Choose a mouthwash that doesn’t have alcohol, but does have fluoride. Brush your teeth, and then wait a little bit to use the mouthwash; don’t eat or drink for at least half an hour to give the mouthwash time to be most effective.
It Resists Tartar Buildup
Two kinds of mouthwash are commonly available: therapeutic and cosmetic. The therapeutic mouthwash has fluoride in it that helps make your teeth stronger, and it can slow down tartar buildup.
It Can Fight Gingivitis
Mouthwash can also fight gingivitis. You’ve got to use fluoride mouthwash for this. Speak to your dentist to see which brands they can recommend or give you a sample of, especially if you are also concerned about having problems with dry mouth.
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, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!