Lynn Dental Care Recommends Mouthwash
A good dental routine consists of brushing for two minutes twice a day. A great dental routine consists of brushing and flossing twice a day. But there’s a way to take that great routine to the next level, and that’s using mouthwash once or even twice a day. There are a variety of different mouthwashes out there to choose from. Knowing what you’re looking for in a mouthwash will help inform what decision you make. Lynn Dental Care endorses the use of a good mouthwash in your daily routine. Read on to find what would work best for you.
For Cavity Protection and Enamel Strength
If you’re prone to cavities, consider a fluoridated mouthwash. Fluoride helps to strengthen enamel and protect against cavities. Fluoride is often put in the water supply in very small doses, but you may not be getting enough fluoride if you don’t drink enough water or if your place of residence doesn’t abide by this. Using a fluoride mouthwash can make up for this deficiency. Fluoride mouthwashes also have the added benefit of freshening breath.
For Dry Mouth
If you have dry mouth, there are special mouthwashes that can alleviate your symptoms. Dry mouth occurs when you don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Remember, these mouthwashes only relieve symptoms. If you have dry mouth, make sure to visit your dentist at Lynn Dental Care. Dry mouth can lead to more serious oral health issues, so it’s important to get it checked.
For Bad Breath
Over-the-counter antibacterial mouthwashes are great for freshening up bad breath. Remember, mouthwash isn’t a cure for bad breath, but if you just ate, it can certainly freshen you up. If you have halitosis, you’re experiencing bad breath due to plaque and bacteria. You’re better off scheduling a cleaning with Lynn Dental Care if this is the case.
For Gingivitis and Gum Disease
Certain antibacterial mouthwashes can be used to help gingivitis. If you have any form of gum disease, please make an appointment with your dentist at Lynn Dental Care. It may be worse than you realize, and we want to make sure you get proper treatment. You may be prescribed a stronger antibacterial mouthwash to help with treatment.
Contact Lynn Dental Care Today
Remember, mouthwash is no substitute for good old fashioned brushing and flossing. It is a great addition to your oral routine, so feel free to use it as you see fit. Don’t forget to get your cleaning at Lynn Dental Care to get a deep clean every now and then. We also offer cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or view our website for more information.