Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Mouthwash

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As the holiday season kicks off, make sure your oral health care prevention and treatment plans are well-established. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to select a mouthwash product that can protect your teeth and gums this holiday season.

The two most common kinds of mouthwash products you can purchase are therapeutic mouthwashes and cosmetic mouthwashes. Although most mouthwash products are capable of being able to cover up or reduce bad breath, only therapeutic mouthwash can treat the underlying conditions associated with it. In addition, therapeutic mouthwashes can help reduce plaque, cavities, and gingivitis. As an alternative, cosmetic mouthwashes can reduce your bad breath, but won’t necessarily kill the bacteria that causes it.

It is also important to determine any other benefits that you are seeking in a mouthwash. Mouthwashes can often be used to eliminate or reduce numerous oral health care issues. Look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance, as they are guaranteed to be safe and effective and function as intended. Another important benefit of mouthwash to consider is those that include teeth whiteners. If you wish to have your smile whitened, various forms of mouthwash tout the benefits of removing stains.

For more information about mouthwash, you can speak with Dr. Craig Thomas and our team at Carolina Avenue Dental Care by calling us at 843-899-5911. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.