How Does Mouthwash Work?

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Eradicating plaque from your pearly whites at least once a day is an essential part of a good hygiene routine. When plaque sits on pearly whites for too long, it can create tartar, which leads to gum disease. Rinsing with mouthwash, in addition to brushing your chompers and flossing, can help you keep your oral cavity clean and healthy. Mouthwash can decrease tooth corrosion, gum disease (also defined as periodontitis), tartar and plaque. Removing the plaque on your teeth by rinsing with mouthwash will decrease the number of enamel-attacking bacteria in your mouth that lead to cavities, and it may also lower your risk for periodontal disease.

Using mouthwash is pretty simple. You can flush out your mouth by swishing mouthwash for 30 to 60 seconds before spitting it out. Do not eat for at least 30 minutes after using the mouthwash; this will aid your pearly whites to get the best advantage from using the mouthwash.

Have you had a visit at our office in Morton Grove, Illinois, in the last six months? Do you have any inquiries or concerns about mouthwash that Dr. John Ifantis and the Ifantis Dental Care staff could answer? Please call 847-268-4998 now to schedule your next checkup, and we’ll get you all penciled in. We can’t wait to see you!