Oral Health Viewpoint: Mouthwash

Posted Feb 23 2018

To help with your oral health care, it is important to always use highly effective tools to clean all areas of your teeth and gums and clean between teeth. However, brushing and flossing may not always be ideal. In situations where you have just finished eating, your teeth will need to be cleaned. However, brushing may be too abrasive during this time. As an alternative, mouthwash can be effectively used.

Mouthwash comes in two main varieties, cosmetic mouthwash and therapeutic mouthwash. To help freshen your breath, therapeutic mouthwash is designed to dig deeper and can actually eradicate underlying ailments associated with bacteria and plaque that cause bad breath and other oral health conditions. This is because cosmetic mouthwash is designed to improve your oral health, not simply cosmetically enhance it.

Mouthwash has been proven to be a highly effective tool to use after eating, as it is non-abrasive and can easily wash away debris and food particles. Furthermore, various therapeutic mouthwash products can help eliminate plaque buildup before it has a chance to damage your smile. If left untreated, plaque buildup can turn into tartar, which will need to be removed by a dentist. Furthermore, therapeutic mouthwash has been shown to help reduce gingivitis and cavities as well.

To build a better smile, contact Dr. Michele S Tratos and our team at Michele S Tratos. Contact us by calling 702-369-8730 to set up an appointment to visit us at our office in Las Vegas, Nevada.