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Do Gums Get Any Benefits from Using Mouthwash?

Basic oral hygiene routines include a few steps. Daily brushing and flossing are the most basic things people can do to maintain good oral health. Regular visits for checkups and cleanings at our office is another thing to do. Many of our patients also want to know if they can benefit from the use of mouthwash. It is time for us to explain how adding this to your regular oral hygiene routine can help.

Different Kinds of Mouthwash

The benefits of mouthwash depend on the kind of mouthwash you chose. A cosmetic mouthwash is one that deals with the problem of bad breath. It will not do much other than to mask the bad breath. Natural mouthwashes do not have any chemicals or fluoride in them. Fluoride mouthwashes contain more fluoride in them for people who have a deficiency. One last type of mouthwash is an antimicrobial mouthwash. It is the one that offers the most benefits for your oral health.

Benefits of Mouthwash

The most obvious benefit of any type of mouthwash is that it can freshen the breath. When you combine it with other good oral hygiene habits, you do not have to worry about if you have bad breath or not. This is something that natural and cosmetic mouthwashes provide. For extra benefits it is best to turn to the antimicrobial mouthwashes.

These mouthwashes can help prevent the buildup of bacteria on the teeth. They can prevent plaque buildup. They also can help remove any debris that is caught between your teeth and gums or elsewhere in your mouth. These things combine to help prevent cavities from forming.

Using a mouthwash is a good part of any oral hygiene routine. It is best to turn to an antimicrobial mouthwash to get the most benefits and it is important to use them as directed. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.