Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Mouthwash Alone Does Not Replace The Benefits of Toothpaste

 I am sure we have all been there, myself included. In a hurry, running late, don’t have time to brush, so you swish away some mouthwash and go on your merry little way. Well, we may be able to get away with it every once in a while, but making a habit of it can do more harm than good. Fluoride is good for your teeth, gums and mouth, but too much can have a counter-effect and make things worse.  Which is why using it correctly is important. 

Mouthwash is beneficial for killing germs, giving your teeth and gums that fluoride rinse, freshening your breath and breaking loose some particles between your teeth. However, brushing and flossing are more important.

Brushing removes the plaque and tartar and flossing cleans out between your teeth and gum line; places you can’t get by swishing with mouthwash. There is no definitive answer to whether or not using mouthwash is more effective before or after you brush, so that may be something that you should consult with your dentist about and see what they recommend for you!

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