We may not be the most diligent with our dental hygiene practices, but there is one thing we can be sure of – we all love that fresh feeling you get after rinsing with mouthwash. Fresh breath is great, but did you know your mouthwash is doing more than just giving your breath a boost? It’s true. Rinsing daily with certain mouthwashes can whiten your teeth, prevent gum disease and fight plaque. Still not convinced? Here is a breakdown of its benefits:

Freshens breath. Mouthwash kills bacteria associated with causing bad breath leaving you with minty fresh breath.

Removes particles. Most people use mouthwash only after brushing but rinsing BEFORE brushing will make the brushing and flossing more effective.

Prevents plaque build-up. There are plenty of mouthwashes that pull double-duty by helping to prevent plaque, so remember to always brush and floss before plaque becomes a problem.

Stop cavities from forming. Regular use of mouthwash before and after you brush and floss, you can reduce the chances of cavities forming. Mouthwashes that contain fluoride can prevent cavities and strengthen your enamel. Be sure to check the label on your mouthwash before purchasing.

Mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing and flossing and should be used in conjunction with good oral health habits. It only takes a moment to rinse but the positive impact on your oral health is much greater. With rinsing daily, you can successfully navigate around dental problems. If you have certain dental issues, it is best to speak to your dental professional about the style that works best for you.

To learn more about dental hygiene, please contact Dr Alhadef  at 214-368-2434 to schedule a consultation or visit our website at www.dallascosmeticdental.com.

Dr. Gary Alhadef, DDS proudly serves Dallas and all surrounding areas.

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