July 25, 2012

Choosing a Mouthwash

Posted in Daily Dental Dose, Oral Health & Wellness tagged at 3:03 am by queenqueer

While it’s important to brush, there are some areas of the teeth that can’t be reached by the bristles. This is why mouthwash is recommended to use after brushing.

choosing a mouthwash

How to Choose a Mouthwash?

Choosing a mouthwash may depend on your dental needs. Here are some guidelines:

  • Initially ask yourself what your dental needs are. Is it to freshen your breath or a mouthwash that helps prevent bacteria build up?
  • Alcohol Content. There are some mouthwashes that contain alcohol and may or may not be helpful for your mouth. Some mouthwashes may not be suitable for you with the degree of alcohol content, which may cause more harm than good. For those with sensitive teeth and gum diseases, mouthwashes without alcohol are recommended.
  • Comfort. Other than the health benefits, choose a mouthwash that also suits your comfort.

Again, try to determine your dental needs first before anything else. It’s always safe to let the dentists¬†examine your oral health condition first.