What are the benefits of using mouthwash? Do you guys know? Some of us don’t even use mouthwash at all, thinking that brushing your teeth is enough. Some who use it, on the other hand, do so because it supplements the effects of tooth brushing. Meanwhile, some others use it solely to get rid of bad breath. Are these all true? Here we find out:
Improves General Oral Health
Including mouthwash in your daily oral hygiene habit is widely recommended. Doing this improves oral health easily because it can be used quickly throughout the day. The American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site lists down many types of mouthwashes that you can use.
Gets Rid Of Halitosis
Mouthwash was basically invented for this purpose and every other benefit is just a bonus. Mouthwash, indeed, temporarily reduce bad breath. It kills bacteria associated with causing bad breath leaving you with minty fresh breath. Although mint is the most commonly marketed kind, there are a variety of flavors to choose from today.
Using mouthwash also helps prevent plaque. Specifically, it prevents plaque build up on your gums, in-between teeth, and on the surface of your teeth. However, mouthwash alone cannot reduce the plaque that’s already there. So remember to always brush and floss to remove the plaque before it becomes a problem.
With regular use of mouthwash before and after you brush and floss, cavity formation can be prevented. Mouthwashes that contain fluoride can prevent cavities and strengthen your enamel too. Remember though that not all mouthwashes contain fluoride so do check the fine print.