You already know about it, and you know you have to do it at least 3 times a day. Brushing and Flossing. It should already be part of your routine, but more than that, part of your life. But something we don’t mention as much is the importance of using mouthwash.
Many have the misconception that mouthwash is only used to make your breath smell nice and fresh. But even tough it does do that, it can actually accomplish much more. If used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, it can help prevent tooth decay and its ugly and painful consequences. And the best part of it, is that it only takes 30 seconds.
Well, let’s be honest, sometimes those 30 seconds can feel like a long time, specially if the mouthwash is really minty causing a little harmless burning sensation in your mouth. But trust me, those 30 seconds are totally worth it. Mouthwash will kill germs and bacteria that are left in your mouth after brushing and flossing. So it will not only make you feel like you have a cleaner mouth, it will actually be much much cleaner and fresher!
As with everything, there are several types of mouthwash. Some are only cosmetic, which means that they will only remove leftover food debris and temporarily treat bad breath. Although theses are not bad (it’s better than nothing), we recommend you look for a mouthwash that is also therapeutic. These types of mouthwashes can provide antiseptic, anti-plaque, and anti-cavity protection, along with the fresh breath and clean sensation.
If you are not sure about which of the many options you will find in your pharmacy or local supermarket, ask your Tijuana dentist which one is the best one for you. An experienced dentist will be able to recommend the best mouthwash to use based on its ingredients and on any specific needs you may have. For example, if you teeth tend to easily and quickly accumulate plaque, then your dentist in Tijuana will recommend a anti-plaque mouthwash. If the enamel in your teeth is not as strong as it used to be, then he may recommend a mouthwash for sensitive teeth.
As you can see, including the use of mouthwash in your daily routine will help prevent many oral health problem along the way. And it only takes about 30 seconds.
You know what else takes about 30 seconds? Calling us to schedule your next visit to your Tijuana dentist. Setup your dental cleaning, and ask your dental practitioner about what mouthwash is best for you.