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If you want to improve your dental health, then it’s important to make sure that you’re using mouthwash. Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse or oral rinse, is a liquid used for cleaning the mouth, usually through swishing or gargling. Using mouthwash will help you remove plaque from your teeth and fight the development of gum disease.

Using mouthwash is an important part of any dental health routine. Mouthwash, which usually contains antiseptics for killing bacteria harmful to teeth and gums, is used in conjunction with flossing and teeth brushing to reduce the level of plaque and debris in the mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash as daily can help you prevent the onset of cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems.

There are two main kinds of mouthwashes: therapeutic and cosmetic. Therapeutic mouthwashes generally contain antiseptics, which help reduce or prevent the growth of germs and bacteria in the mouth. While cosmetic mouthwashes freshen breath, they don’t protect your teeth; therapeutic mouthwashes can protect teeth and freshen breath. Therapeutic mouthwashes often offer features such as teeth whitening and cavity prevention. Certain, less common mouthwashes can treat fungal growth, inflammation, and dry mouth.

Rinsing with mouthwash might be especially useful for you depending on your existing dental hygiene habits. If you have a hard time brushing and flossing your teeth as much as you’d like to, using mouthwash daily can be a great baseline goal — though of course we still recommend doing your best to brush and floss daily in addition to rinsing with mouthwash!

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of using mouthwash, then come in for a visit with Dr. Van Parham and our team. Please make an appointment with The Art of Dentistry by calling our Irving, Texas, office at 972-441-8199 now. We can’t wait to see you!