Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
There are many types of over-the-counter and prescription mouth rinses that are available on the market. These types of mouth rinses may contain fluoride to fight tooth decay, antibacterial ingredients to fight plaque and gingivitis, and other ingredients that can reduce tartar formation or whiten the teeth. Check for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which the American Dental Association provides to mouth rinses that have been clinically tested and shown to be safe and effective.