Mouthwash does a lot more than just help with bad breath, and regular use comes with a number of advantages to improve your overall oral health.
Of course, the most commonly known reason to incorporate a mouthwash is to freshen your breath instantly and quickly. The downside is that it doesn’t last that long, but it’s able to kill bacteria that can potentially cause harm such as gum inflammation and tooth decay.
If you’re looking to prevent dry mouth and the discomfort that comes with it, using a mouthwash can be a great solution. Although most mouthwashes do contain a small percentage of alcohol, there are alcohol-free options that will help with dry mouth and not contribute to it. There are also mouthwashes on the market with teeth-whitening properties, this is a great way to easily kill two birds with one stone in a simple step to cover cleaning and whitening in one! They are also a great way to combat gum disease as they contain anti-plaque or antiseptic ingredients, which also help with clearing up canker sores (mouth ulcers).
Overall, if you’re looking at an easy-to-use product that covers a lot in just one step, mouthwash is definitely the way to go. Regardless, brushing and flossing can never be replaced by just using mouthwash. This all goes hand in hand with regular checkups at the dentist to ensure your oral health is at its best!
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