Is Mouthwash a Part of Your Daily Routine?

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How often do you use mouthwash?

Brushing and flossing may already be a part of your daily routine, but have you considered adding mouthwash into the mix? You may have used mouthwash here and there in the past, but using it daily may benefit your oral health more than you think.

Fresh Breath

Mouthwash temporarily reduces bad breath. It can be used as a quick way to freshen up after eating garlic bread or you can incorporate it into your everyday routine for longer lasting effects. Mouthwash kills bacteria associated with bad breath, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Prevent Plaque Build Up

Mouthwash is able to reach the places that your toothbrush sometimes misses. Various mouthwashes help prevent plaque build up on your gums, in-between teeth, and on the surface of your teeth. Although mouthwash can help prevent the buildup of plaque, it cannot rid of plaque that has already formed on your teeth. That’s why it’s important to incorporate brushing and flossing into your routine as well.

Stops Cavities in Their Tracks

With regular use of mouthwash, the chances of cavities forming are drastically decreased. When purchasing a mouthwash, look for the ones that contain fluoride, as they can prevent cavities and strengthen your enamel.


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