If you’ve ever seen a dentist, you’ve probably been told that you should brush and floss regularly. However, do you ever wonder what else you might be able to do to keep your teeth strong? Adding mouthwash to your oral health regimen is one possible option.
As you probably know, using mouthwash can immediately improve your breath. However, did you know that mouthwash can also be used to combat serious issues like gum disease? In other words, if you find yourself relying on mouthwash fairly often, we recommend setting up an appointment with us.
Luckily, there are some mouthwashes—namely antibacterial mouthwashes—that can help you prevent gum disease. This useful mouthwash will also fight off bacteria and plaque, which might cause gum disease or tooth decay. Furthermore, you could choose mouthwash with fluoride in it, which can help you keep your enamel strong.
Finally, you may be able to use a mouthwash with alcohol in it. Some claim that using non-alcoholic mouthwash is better for you because mouthwashes with alcohol in it could actually dry out your mouth. Still, alcoholic mouthwashes can help you keep your mouth strong because it can kill bad bacteria. We also suggest using non-alcoholic mouthwashes for children and patients with sensitive teeth.
If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from our dentist in Hamilton, Montana, please feel free to contact Mountain Peak Dental at 406-363-4010. Dr. Jeff Davidson and our team will gladly examine your pearly teeth and give you individualized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon.