Why Using Mouthwash Is Essential

Why Using Mouthwash Is Essential

Posted by Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn on Mar 10 2022, 12:57 AM

Why Using Mouthwash Is Essential

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is usually considered sufficient for oral hygiene. However, there are some additional dental hygiene habits you can opt for to maintain the optimum health of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning your mouth with mouthwash is one such practice that can be highly beneficial and effective along with your daily oral care routine. 

Dr. Zulfaghary at Allure Dental in Fulton, Maryland, shares her knowledge on the advantages of using mouthwash.

Benefits of Using a Mouthwash

Also known as an oral rinse, mouthwash can be a good addition to your oral care routine. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to incorporate mouthwash in your daily dental habits:

Prevents Cavity

Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash can help prevent cavities since the mouthwash rinses the whole mouth, including all of the nooks and crevices. Mouthwash that contains fluoride as an active agent is particularly effective as this compound helps strengthen the teeth and prevent bacterial buildup.

Diminishes Plaque

Once plaque hardens into tartar, you will require professional help to remove it. However, by properly brushing and using mouthwash, you can prevent plaque buildup and prevent tartar from forming. 

Clears Up Canker Sores

Canker sores are shallow sores in the mouth that can be really painful, especially when having certain foods. They are usually found under the tongue or on the insides of your cheeks and lips.

Although canker sores disappear with time, you can speed up this process by using mouthwash. 

Fresh Breath and Healthier Teeth

After eating foods with a strong odor such as onions or garlic, a quick mouthwash rinse can help keep your breath fresh. In addition, most mouthwashes contain enamel-strengthening and antibacterial ingredients which will make your teeth more resistant to decay.

Helps Post-Surgery

Dentists may prescribe a mouthwash to help with inflammation or sores after dental surgery. Patients who have been advised to not clean their teeth for some time after a surgical procedure can use mouthwash to keep their mouth clean and healthy.

To learn more about the importance of using mouthwash and for regular dental checkups, call Allure Dental at (240) 456-0717 or us at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 150, Fulton, MD, 20759.

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