I brushed my teeth twice a day. I even floss my teeth! It should be enough! Why do I still need to use Mouth Wash or Rinse?
Using Mouth Wash help reduce the bacteria in your mouth – which reduces the amount of dental plaque that forms. Regular use of mouth wash helps prevent periodontal disease and if the mouth wash contains fluoride, reduces cavities when used correctly.
Here are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Use Mouth Wash to Complement your Brushing and Flossing routines
1. Complete Cleansing
While toothbrush are effective ways to clean the surfaces of your teeth, it is not as effective when it comes to cleaning the crevices and tight spaces in your mouth, especially stubborn food that gets stuck firmly between the teeth. Flossing is a better way to clean those hard-to-reach places – but there are still many places in your mouth that the dental floss cannot reach. Mouth wash is a liquid. It is hence able to reach the smaller spaces between your teeth and within your mouth. It can dislodge food particles, plaque and especially bacteria when you swish it around your mouth.
2. Kills Germs & Bacteria
Bacteria in your mouth cause or releases acid that will damage your teeth, as it will attack the enamel of your teeth. An antibacterial mouth wash can be used to kill these microbes. When selecting a mouth wash, look for a rinse that contains chlorhexidine instead of alcohol since alcohol is known to dry up the mouth.
3. Promotes Healthy Gums
The acid released by the bacteria in your mouth can lead to your gums becoming inflamed. Over time this inflammation can progress into a severe case of gum disease. When you use a mouth wash with antibacterial properties, you lower the amount of teeth-destroying bacteria in your mouth, thus reducing your risks of getting gum disease and other infections.
4. Freshens Breath
Most mouth washes come with a fresh and minty fragrance like peppermint or cinnamon which freshen your breath. The antibacterial properties in the mouth wash attack the bad-breath causing bacteria in our mouth, especially on the surface of your tongue. These bacteria release sulfuric substances which leads to foul smelling breath. The mouth washes does not mask your bad breath, it actually kills the bacteria that lead to bad breath, thus giving a longer lasting freshness.
5. Reduces Toothaches
If you are dealing with toothaches associated with cavities, using mouth washes is a good way to alleviate the pain while you wait to see your dentist. This is because the pain associated with these types of toothaches are often due to acid producing bacteria in your mouth. It is the acid that cause the pain. Mouth washes remove this bacteria thus reducing the pain.
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