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A mouthwash is an oral rinse that can be used to clean away excess food debris and to freshen your breath. However, there are many other benefits to adding a mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine. Here are five ways a mouthwash can help you.

  1. Those who use a mouthwash along with routine brushing and flossing can have improved oral health.
  2. Cosmetic mouthwashes can mask bad breath. If you use a therapeutic mouthwash, it goes to the source of the problem and fights the bacteria which cause bad breath.
  3. Mouthwashes can reduce the speed of plaque and tartar formation, which in turn reduces the risk for cavities and gingivitis, especially if the mouthwash contains the fluoride mineral.
  4. A mouthwash can be a beneficial addition to the oral hygiene routine of those who struggle with brushing and flossing (such as the elderly or those with arthritis).
  5. There are mouthwashes available that specifically treat problems like periodontal disease, dry mouth, and cavities.

We invite you to call Foster Dental to ask our dentist for a mouthwash recommendation. When you use a mouthwash in addition to brushing and flossing, you can have stronger teeth, healthier gums, and a brighter smile.