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When should I consider integrating mouthwash into my home dental care?

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2022
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mid adult man pouring bottle of mouthwash into cap There are many tools available for patients to keep their smiles free from disease and decay. This includes using an electric toothbrush to achieve the best home care  as well as flossing daily.  Mouthwash is an oral rinse that can be used after brushing and flossing, but many patients are curious if this particular step is necessary to maintain oral health and wellness.  Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team  can help demystify mouthwash and help you determine if it should be integrated into your home care.

What is mouthwash?

Mouthwash is an oral rinse used to cleanse and freshen the mouth. It can be used after brushing and flossing, or it can be used as a standalone product. Mouthwash comes in many different varieties, including fluoride mouthwash, alcohol-based mouthwash, and herbal mouthwash. Patients can purchase mouthwash at their local drugstore or may obtain prescription mouthwashes to address certain dental issues such as gum inflammation or dry mouth.

Why would I use mouthwash?

There are many reasons to integrate mouthwash into daily oral hygiene. Here are some key reasons:

  • Mouthwash can help kill bacteria and germs in the mouth, which can help reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
  • Mouthwash can help freshen breath and remove plaque and tartar from teeth.
  • Mouthwash can help make teeth look brighter and whiter.
  • Mouthwash can help reduce the swelling and inflammation of gums.
  • Mouthwash can help reduce the risk of oral cancer.

There are many different types of mouthwash available, so it’s important to find one that fits your needs. Be sure to read the labels and consult with your hygienist if you have any questions.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Lenny Slepchik

Mouthwash is a great way to improve your oral health.  It easily incorporates into your daily routine.  If you have any questions about the use of mouthwash, or if you are interested in learning more about prescription-strength products used to improve your oral health and wellness, contact our office at 514-875-7971 to request an appointment in downtown Montreal. You can also request an appointment by emailing our front office team at [email protected]smilesbydrslepchik.com.

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