Benefits of Mouthwash Explained By Our Orland Park Dentists

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Oct 20, 2015

Sometimes, dental patients feel that they need an oral hygiene boost in order to achieve a clean and fresh smile. Our Orland Park dentists can help people determine how to personalize their oral health plans in order to achieve optimal oral health.

Many patients find that it’s useful to add a mouth rinse into their oral hygiene routines. Today our Orland Park dentists are going to be giving you some m ore information about what mouthwash can do for your smile!

There are many different types of mouth rinses out there. Some of them are formulated with fluoride, to strengthen dental enamel. Others deliver an extra punch of bacteria fighting power. Your dental team will let you know if you should be looking for a mouth rinse with specific qualities.

When you begin using mouthwash:

· The actual physical action of swishing mouth rinse around your mouth will help to dislodge dental debris and plaque that have become wedged between your teeth.

· Make sure to rinse for the recommended amount of time, so that the rinse has time to neutralize harmful oral bacteria.

· Rinse your mouth after flossing and brushing. Both flossing and brushing loosen dental plaque and buff/scrape away oral bacteria. Rinse your mouth as the final step in this at-home oral hygiene routine in order to flush away any remaining debris.

Using mouthwash in the middle of the day can also be a great way to freshen your breath after eating and/or drinking.

There are many simple and effective things that you can in order to improve the appearance and the health of your smile. Our Tinley Park dentists are happy to answer your questions about daily oral hygiene, and to give you helpful tips and tricks that will improve your oral health. Give our office a call—we look forward to speaking with you!