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For many people brushing and flossing just isn’t enough to do by way of dental hygiene. A mouthwash is for some a crucial step in their daily dental regimen. If you’re thinking about finishing your daily brushing with a quick swish of mouthwash which of the many different kinds will you choose? Here’s a helpful guide for buying the kind of mouthwash that can best benefit you!

Fluoride Rinse

Use a fluoride rinse if you’re looking to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Many fluoride rinses are mint-flavored, and can accordingly also help to freshen your breath. Fluoride has been proven to prevent tooth decay by remineralizing teeth and protecting enamel. Check with your local water company what the fluoride levels are in your water. If they’re low a fluoride rinse could be perfect for you.

Prescription Mouthwash

If you’re suffering from gingivitis you may want to talk to your doctor about a prescription mouthwash that targets the germs that cause gingivitis. You must be careful with many of these mouthwashes because they sometimes cause tooth staining. Your use should be monitored by a dentist.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

Antibacterial mouthwashes have been shown to reduce the amount of bacteria in a person’s mouth by 75%. They often contain menthol and alcohol that burns and kills the bacteria. Use an antibacterial mouthwash if you have no other more specific problems and are just looking for a few added benefits. Make sure to rinse for the amount of time that is prescribed on the bottle.

Call Dr. D’Alfonso of Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry today and keep swishing that mouthwash!