When is the last time you used mouthwash? Was it before you walked into the room to impress a date or before an important interview? If you only use mouthwash occasionally to freshen up your breath in times of need, your family dentist in Vienna is here to tell you that there’s more to mouthwash. In fact, you can improve your entire oral health. Learn more in this week’s blog post.
Learn About the Different Types of Mouthwash
As mentioned above, there is mouthwash that’s used solely to freshen your breath, also known as cosmetic mouthwash. There’s also another type of mouthwash that’s used to improve your overall oral health. Learn more about different types of mouthwash below.
Brushing and flossing alone can do a lot to freshen your breath, but there’s still more you can do to guarantee that you’ll have minty breath throughout the day. Using an antimicrobial mouthwash at the end of your dental routine will help you to keep your breath fresher for much longer. Most mouthwashes come with a minty flavor and smell, so this will translate into how your breath smells.
Most dental products contain fluoride to strengthen the smile’s enamel, even mouthwashes. Fluoride is one of the cornerstones of modern dentistry. Using a mouthwash infused with fluoride can give your teeth the extra boost they need to fight against tooth decay and cavities.
Plus, most mouthwashes are antimicrobial, meaning that they work to kill off lingering bacteria in the smile. These mouthwashes help ward off decay and gum disease.
Although there are many over the counter whitening products available for you to try to brighten your teeth, whitening mouthwash that’s been approved by the American Dental Association (it’ll have the ADA seal on the product) is a safe way to add a quick boost to your dental routine.
It’s true that whitening mouthwash may be able to lift light stains and make your teeth appear brighter, but it’s foolish to think that using a whitening mouthwash alone with a poor oral hygiene can keep your teeth looking good. Be sure to also ask your Vienna dentist how you can improve the brightness of your smile with real, professional-grade teeth whitening.
As you can probably tell, a good mouthwash can be great for your smile! Ask your dentist for recommendations and advice when you visit for your regular dental appointments.
About Our Office
Here at Vienna Smiles, we work to keep your smile strong and vibrant even outside of our office. That’s why we’re quick to recommend the best products for your teeth to boost your hygiene routine at home. Learn more by contacting us today!