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Brushing and flossing are imperative, vital ways to enhance your oral health. If you’re already brushing and flossing, we congratulate you! Have you thought about using mouthwash?

If you want to strengthen your oral health, then it’s imperative to make sure that you’re using mouthwash. Mouthwash, also called mouth rinse or dental rinse, is a liquid utilized for cleaning the oral cavity, typically through swishing or gargling. Using mouthwash will help you extract plaque from your pearly whites and fight the development of periodontal disease.

There are two main kinds of mouthwashes: therapeutic and cosmetic. Therapeutic mouthwashes generally contain antiseptics, which decrease or prevent the development of germs and acids in the mouth. While cosmetic mouthwashes freshen breath, they don’t shield your pearly whites; therapeutic mouthwashes can protect pearly whites and freshen breath. Therapeutic mouthwashes often offer features such as teeth whitening and cavity prevention. Certain prescription mouthwashes can treat inflammation and xerostomia.

We’d love to answer any more inquiries you have about mouthwash. Please reach out to us at 480-926-4498 now to schedule your next visit with Dr. Manieka L. Green and the team at Oasis Family Dentistry in Gilbert, Arizona, to answer your questions. We’ll see you soon!