When you are taking good care of your oral health with daily teeth brushing and flossing, you might think that is all you need to do. But a simple use of a mouth rinse after your routine can help your pearly whites in several ways.
Mouthwashes, depending on their ingredients, can help prevent gum disease, reduce cavities, make a canker sore feel better and even protect a pregnant woman’s baby from early labor!
How could a simple thing like mouthwash do all of that? If your mouthwash contains fluoride, regular use not only wipes away bacteria that hardens into plaque, but also keeps cavities at bay.
Mouthwash with alcohol can kill the germs that cause inflamed gums and tooth sockets like periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can induce early labor if a gum infection gets into the bloodstream of the mother.
For canker sore care, a gentle but antibacterial mouthwash like salt water can soothe the pain and help heal the affected site.
As you can see, helping you freshen your breath is only one of the perks of using a mouth rinse. We invite you to reach out to our team at Family Implant Dentistry to find out more about which mouthwash might best help you meet your oral health needs. Please call us at 785-539-5949 today!