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Mouthwash and dental floss are two items that are vital in achieving pristine oral health, but they are often pushed aside. Many people don’t know or understand the importance of mouthwash and dental floss. With so many products to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and avoid the decision. However, we are here to talk to you about mouthwash and dental floss and the importance of using them to help make the decision easier.

Mouthwash

There are many reasons to include mouthwash in your daily oral hygiene routine, and some of those reasons include the fresh breath it provides, the ability to prevent tooth decay, the capability of fighting plaque, and the ability to kill bacteria in your mouth. However, with so many products to choose from, it may be a little confusing, but here is some information that can help you choose the best rinse for your smile:

•Therapeutic mouthwash: Therapeutic mouthwash contains fluoride, which is a beneficial mineral that prevents tooth decay. This mouthwash is great for bad breath as well as the reduction of bacteria and tarter buildup.

•Cosmetic mouthwash: Cosmetic mouthwash helps primarily for great taste, whitening treatment, and a lasting freshness of breath.

With these products, you also have the option of choosing a rinse that contains alcohol. If you do decide to use an alcohol-based mouthwash, please be aware that there may be a stinging sensation in your mouth as you swish. This can also help your mouth stay clean and fresh.

Dental Floss

Dental floss works in partnership with your toothpaste; it removes food particles from your teeth and prevents cavities from forming. Your toothpaste and toothbrush can only reach so far; however, your floss can reach between your teeth as well as clean the hard-to-reach places in your mouth. There are two different kinds of floss to choose from, which are:

•Waxed floss: Waxed floss is great for people who have teeth too close together to get floss between them. The waxed coating helps the floss slide between your teeth and under your gumline without breaking.

•Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is also highly effective in reaching the gumline and cleaning between your teeth. This option is great for people who have straight teeth and don’t need to put in the extra effort to floss where needed.

No matter which floss you choose to use, both kinds help your teeth stay clean and fresh. Your floss will help reduce cavities and keep your oral health in check.

If you have any questions pertaining to flossing, mouth washing, or any oral hygiene technique, please call us. We are here to answer any questions you have as well as guide you on a path of excellent oral health. So, call us today and achieve a clean and bright smile this fall season.