Why Adding Mouthwash to Your Dental Routine Can Improve Your Oral Health

In the oral care aisle of your pharmacy, you will see numerous products that claim to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, one specific  product that will allow you to keep your smile healthier is the addition of mouthwash into your daily dental routine.

What Is Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is an oral hygiene product used to improve the freshness of breath and cleanse the mouth. It is typically composed of water, essential oils, antiseptic agents, and other active ingredients that help reduce plaque buildup, fight bacteria, and freshen your breath.

Why Should I Integrate Mouthwash Into My Oral Hygiene Routine?

Mouthwash is an essential part of oral hygiene because it helps reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. It can also help remove food particles from hard-to-reach areas that brushing and flossing may miss.  It is NOT a replacement for twice daily brushing or flossing; it is an addition to your daily routine.

How Do I Use Mouthwash?

Before using mouthwash, brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque and debris first. Then measure out a small amount of mouthwash and rinse in your mouth for about 30 seconds, or as directed on the bottle. When you are finished, spit out the mouthwash into the sink. Do not swallow it.

What Is the Best Mouthwash To Use?

The most common type of mouthwash is an alcohol-based solution that may contain antimicrobial agents to further aid in reducing bacteria and keeping your mouth clean. In addition to cleaning the teeth and gums, some types of mouthwash also have whitening properties to help brighten stained teeth.  Mouthwash can be beneficial for overall oral health.   You can certainly discuss it with your hygienist during your dental cleaning and examination appointment.

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Lenny Slepchik To Learn More About the Advantages of Integrating Mouthwash Into Your Daily Routine!

Mouthwash can be an effective way to supplement everyday brushing and fflossing along with your dental hygiene appointments.   Ask Dr. Lenny Slepchik if you need help in choosing a mouthwash that meets your specific dental needs. Call 514-875-7971 to request an appointment at our practice in Montreal, or connect with our front office team for a visit by emailing reception@smilesbydrslepchik.com.

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