Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Do You Really Need to Use Mouthwash?

Of course, there are many benefits of using mouthwash. It can:

• Reduce plaque
• Help prevent tooth decay
• Treat bad breath
• Help fight gingivitis

But do you really NEED it?  Some sources say no.

However, if your teeth and mouth are already healthy, or if you have a condition that isn’t being helped by using mouthwash, you may not need it at all. If you suffer chronic bad breath, for example, and mouthwash isn’t helping, there could be an underlying reason for your condition.

People who brush and floss with good technique regularly may not need to use mouthwash at all.

Always check with your dentist prior to making any changes to your dental care plan.


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