Choosing The Right Mouthwash

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Choosing The Right Mouthwash

Walk down the health section of your local pharmacy and you will see that just as there are far too many toothpaste selections in the market, mouth rinse products, too, come in all shapes and sizes.

There are anti-plaque mouth rinses, anti-gingivitis mouth rinses, and alcohol-free mouth rinses — every single product with a prominent promise to keep your breath fresh and your teeth and gums healthy and in pristine condition.

Types Of Mouthwash

Assistant Dental for Community Partnerships and Extramural Affairs at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Michelle Henshaw, DDS, MPH, remarks that there are 3 basic types of mouth rinse products from a purely consumer perspective— fluoride rinses, cosmetic breath fresheners, and anti-plaque rinses.

Fluoride Rinses

Essential in the successful prevention of tooth decay, fluoride reinforces the dental enamel. The dental enamel us the harder-than-bone substance that makes for the white outer surface of the teeth. Most people do not necessarily require fluoride rinses as long as they regularly brush their teeth with fluoridated toothpaste.

Cosmetic Breath Fresheners

Cosmetic rinses are clinically designed to make your breath smell good. Most of these products, however, rarely have any long-term benefits to your oral health. Cosmetic breath fresheners are very effective in reducing mouth odors. There are cosmetic rinses that have the ability to neutralize bad breath causing bacteria, but only for a limited amount of time.

Anti-Plaque Rinses

It is always a good idea to incorporate rinsing with anti-plaque product to your regular brushing and flossing routine. Essential as brushing and flossing is to keeping your dental and periodontal surfaces clean, these tasks aren’t usually enough to do a comprehensive enough job.

Anti-plaque rinses improve your dental care cleaning routine by killing a broad spectrum of bacteria that could potentially cause unwanted dental anomalies.

Essential as rinsing is in keeping the health and vitality of your teeth and gums, a truly comprehensive dental care still requires professional dental help.

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Dr. Dorairajan Kulandaivel (dentist)

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Melbourne Dentist Dr. Dorai Kulandaivel has been practicing as a general dental practitioner since 2004. He has a gentle, caring approach to dental treatment and a wealth of experience. Due to this he is able to offer application of all dental procedures in the one place, at your local dentist clinic - Chandler Road Family Dental.

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