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What to Look for in an Effective Mouthwash

Posted on 3/25/2018 by Dr. Pickens
Mouthwash Pickens Family Dentistry WA 98662-6467Do you know what you need in a good mouthwash? It is important that you look for the best mouthwash possible to keep your mouth as healthy as you can. So, what makes an effective mouthwash compared to an ineffective one?

The affects you get from your mouthwash is the most important thing to be on the lookout for. Here are things you want to make sure of so you can get the best results from your mouthwash each day.

What You Want to See in Mouthwash

First, you want to make sure your mouthwash does not have any alcohol in it. This used to be a staple because people believed it would kill more germs. In all actuality, what it does the most is dry out your mouth. This is not the effect you want from a good mouthwash.

Second, you want to make sure that your mouthwash is antimicrobial. This means that any microbes or larger bacteria hanging around in your mouth will be killed off each time you swish and rinse with your mouthwash. That is the point of using it, after all.

Finally, you also want to make sure that you use a mouthwash that adds fluoride to your teeth. This helps to prevent decay, and can even go so far as to help reverse early signs of decay when used regularly.

When you find a mouthwash with all three properties, then you know you have an effective mouthwash that should be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. For more information or tips on what mouthwash we use personally, ask us when we clean your teeth next. We love discussing what we use, and why we use it. It allows us to give professional tips on what products we find most effective.
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