Dentistry in Motion: Mouthwash

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Are you aware of the benefits that mouthwash products can provide for your smile? Mouthwash is typically designed to rinse away food particles and debris that may be present in your mouth along with neutralizing the effects of halitosis. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, arises when foul odors emanate from your mouth. Typically, bad breath arises due to bacteria present in your mouth. To help eliminate these bacteria, seek out the use of mouthwash.

There are two main forms of mouthwash, including therapeutic mouthwash and cosmetic mouthwash. Cosmetic mouthwash is popular as it can help reduce bad breath. However, it only temporarily masks the bad breath and doesn’t eliminate the bacteria that may be causing it. In situations such as this, you will need a therapeutic mouthwash.

Not only has therapeutic mouthwash been shown to be effective for eliminating bacteria responsible for bad breath, but it can also help reduce tooth decay, plaque, cavities, and gingivitis. Speak with your dentist about mouthwash products to determine which ones will meet your oral health care needs.

Another popular benefit of mouthwash is via the products that can help remove stains and discolorations. Over the years, teeth whitening ingredients have been added to mouthwash to help brighten your smile. However, for the most effective form of tooth whitening treatment, professional whitening kits are available at your dentist office.

If you are in need of a professional cleaning to supplement your cleaning routine, contact Monroe Smiles at our dentist office in Monroe, Washington, by calling us at 360-799-5348 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeremy Johnson.