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Mouthwash in different brands, sizes, and flavors line the aisles of the personal hygiene section at the grocery store, but how often do you think about the benefits that come with using mouthwash daily?

Mouthwash should become part of your daily routine as it has the following benefits:

  • Freshens breath – One of the most obvious benefits of mouthwash is that it immediately freshens your breath and keeps your breath fresh for a number of hours.
  • Removes and prevents plaque build up – Mouthwash is able to reach hard-to-reach places in your mouth, removing plaque build up that may have not been cleaned out for some time.
  • Prevents tooth decay and cavities – Mouthwashes that include fluoride help prevent tooth decay and stop cavities from forming.
  • Prevents gingivitis – As the mouthwash cleans the teeth, it also cleans the gums and keeps them healthy.

There are two types of mouthwash and each has its own benefit:

Therapeutic mouthwashes help reduce bad breath, gingivitis, and plaque build up. It can also help get rid of tooth decay for mouthwashes containing fluoride.

Cosmetic mouthwashes don’t get to the root of the problem, rather they just treat surface symptoms, allowing for temporary relief, but no lasting solution.

Mouthwash is a simple, yet powerful solution to prevent minor discrepancies in the mouth from turning into something bigger. Talk to your dentist today about which mouthwash is right for you.