Benefits of a mouthwash

by on March 28, 2012
Posted in Oral Hygiene

A mouthwash or a mouth rinse is a product used to enhance dental hygiene. Manufacturers of mouthwashes claim that antiseptic and anti plaque mouth rinse kill the bacterial plaque that is responsible for the formation of cavities, gingivitis and bad breath. Anti- cavity mouth rinse uses fluoride to protect against tooth decay; but, this is not an alternative to brushing and flossing.

Mouthwashes kill germs in places in the mouth that are hard to reach. Since brushing and flossing only fight germs in the places which they can reach, it is important to use a mouth rinse as it can get In between the teeth and in the gum area which will help to ward off the germs in your mouth.

They freshen one’s breath. A mouthwash leaves you feeling fresh and clean in the mouth. They come in varieties of flavors thus they leave a nice taste in the mouth.

Mouth rinses loosen food caught between the teeth. This could be used in place of a dental floss although it is not as effective as floss at loosening food between teeth. It is simply a quick fix to those who do not have floss at the moment.

Also, they work in the fight against cavities. As this item works to remove food, freshen breath and kill germs, it is a key component in warding off cavities. Mouthwashes make it easier to remove plaque which forms inside the mouth causing cavities.

They are easy t use. It only entails swishing it in your mouth for 30 seconds or so and you will have a beautiful smile and fresh breath. A mouthwash should not be relied on solely for good oral hygiene.  A fluoride mouthwash should be diluted with water. By doing this, some fluoride is prevented from coating the tooth. Mouthwash helps prevent patients who have a high cavity index- fluoride mouth rinse would be perfect for such a person. The advantage of fluoride is that it fights bacterial plaque as well as puts fluoride back into the surfaces of the teeth to fight sensitivity and cavities.

Mouthwashes are effective in reducing the buildup in dental plaque and the associated severity of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). In addition to fighting bad breath, these solutions aim to control volatile sulphar compounds which create anaerobic bacteria that live in the mouth and excrete substances that lead to bad breath and unpleasant mouth taste.

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