Mouthwashes play an enormous role in the everyday oral hygiene regime. They can help clear out bad breath and improve your oral health. Using mouthwash daily flushes out fine debris that stays even after brushing and flossing, thus, prevent decay and disease from teeth and gums.
Mouthwashes have a number of advantages, such as:
Mouthwash containing fluoride provides teeth additional protection to fight against cavities by getting into the small spaces your brush cannot reach.
Alcohol is one of the essential ingredients used in mouthwash. It helps in killing bad bacteria in the mouth, but overusing it can harm your gums, inner cheeks, and tongue. Alcohol has a drying property that absorbs the moisture and makes your mouth dry, leading to cracks, swellings, and feelings of discomfort. Overusing mouthwash containing fluoride may also result in serious health issues.
Some mouthwashes use another type of chloride rather than alcohol. But even overuse of these chemicals may stain your teeth which you can get rid of only through professional cleaning.
Dentists usually recommend using mouthwash after brushing teeth. If you use it more than two times each day, it may cause more harm to your teeth than good. Make sure you never swallow mouthwash.
While buying a mouthwash, check out the following:
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