With so many options for EVERYTHING these days, it’s often hard to make the right decision. The dental aisle is no different. A mouthwash can be a beneficial addition to a dental routine. However, how do you know which one is best for you?
Types of Mouthwash
Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. It also strengthens weak spots in tooth enamel. Using a daily fluoride rinse is a great way to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride rinses can also help with sensitivity.
Antiseptic mouthwashes aid in decreasing inflammation and bleeding. These rinses are a good way to help control the bacteria that contribute to gum disease.
Mouthwash for Dry Mouth
There are some rinses that help relieve dry mouth symptoms. These rinses often have the same enzymes and protein found in natural saliva. Dry mouth rinses help to moisturize the mouth. Additionally, mouthwashes containing alcohol should be avoided in patients battling dry mouth. Alcohol in rinses tends to dry the mouth out even more. For more information on dry mouth, click here.
Mouthwash for Sensitivity
Some rinses contain ingredients that help reduce tooth sensitivity. These ingredients may be the same or similar to those found in sensitivity toothpastes. With most sensitivity products, it is recommended that patients use the toothpaste or mouthwash consistently for two weeks before deciding if it is helpful. For more information on tooth sensitivity, click here.
The staff at Adams and Cheek Dentistry is here to help with any dental questions or concerns. If you have any questions about your oral hygiene products, please call us at 919.866.1360 or click here to contact us.