Taking care of your mouth is important. If you experience too much tooth pain or if you have open sores inside your mouth, then eating won’t be much fun. One way to help maintain good oral hygiene is to use mouthwash. Here is a quick look at what you need to know about it.
What It Can Do
If you want to strengthen your teeth enamel, then you should use mouthwash. Because mouthwash is a liquid, it can reach those spots in and around your teeth that toothbrushes and floss can’t. Many people worry about having bad breath, and with good reason. Still, using mouthwash can help kill the bacteria that cause halitosis. It can also help fight cavities and slow down tooth decay. Other benefits of mouthwash include decreased buildup of plaque, tartar, and gum disease.
How You Can Use It
Now let’s look at how you’re supposed to use it. After you are done brushing your teeth and flossing, it’s time to rinse. Be sure to use some every time you brush your teeth, which should be at least twice a day. After brushing, fill up the cap with around 20 mL. Then rinse, swishing the liquid around in your mouth. It takes practice to figure out how long you should do this: most people average between 30 and 60 seconds. Just make sure that you don’t swallow any!
Brushing and Flossing
You can’t just use mouthwash and call it a day. That means you still need to use a toothbrush and floss. Remember to replace your toothbrush every few months, especially after you’ve been sick. If you don’t care for the toothpaste you’ve been using, or it isn’t giving you the results you expect, then it’s time to change it up. Even though many people hate flossing, when it comes to oral hygiene, you can’t take any chances.
Under special circumstances, you can avoid brushing and flossing and get away with only using mouthwash. Let’s say that you recently had some teeth extracted or underwent another dental procedure. This is when you can skip the others and just use mouthwash. But once your mouth recovers, you should resume your normal routine.
You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Oral Care Needs
For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.