Does a rinse or mouthwash help?


Posted on 1/24/2022 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Does a rinse or mouthwash help?Proper dental hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing show are your basic daily routines. Whatever you do or where you are, you should not miss to floss or brush your teeth. These practices ensure that you can prevent common dental problems from developing. These practices prevent the accumulation of dental plaque leaving your mouth clean for optimal oral health. Patients that visit our practice always ask about techniques such as mouth washing and whether they are necessary. Our clinic has experts that know what is best for your oral health and will always offer their advice to ensure you differentiate fact from myth.

They help but they are not necessary


A rinse or mouthwash can improve your dental hygiene but it is not necessarily vital. Depending on the time you use mouthwash, it can be bad for your dental health. For instance, if you rinse your mouth immediately after brushing your teeth, you will effectively be removing the fluoride from your toothpaste from the surface of your teeth. Fluoride is important in strengthening your teeth. Therefore, you should avoid using a mouthwash after brushing.

Many mouthwash products have alcohol


Many of the mouthwash products that you will get have some alcohol content which can be particularly bad for your teeth. It can increase your tooth sensitivity and contribute to the corrosion of your teeth.

Use Mouthwash a few times


If it is a must that you use mouthwash, our experts advise that you do it a few times a week to avoid the damaging effects that it can bring to your oral health.

Contact Us


At our practice, you will get experts that are always ready to help. We will assist you to achieve optimal health in several ways including advising and educating you on best practices. Call us to book an appointment and talk to one of our specialists.

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