The Benefits of Mouthwash
You may have heard that Mouthwash is good for oral health, but you may be wondering what Mouthwash does precisely. There are many potential benefits of Mouthwash, but these benefits depend on its ingredients and how you're using it. Depending on the type of Mouthwash, some of the benefits of Mouthwash include:
- Freshening breath
- Reducing plaque and/or gingivitis
- Teeth whitening
- Providing antimicrobial benefits to the mouth
- Soothing dry mouth
- Providing fluoride to strengthen the enamel of teeth
So, how does Mouthwash work? Therapeutic mouthwashes have active ingredients for specific uses. These therapeutic mouthwashes can fight bacteria that cause bad breath or gingivitis, provide fluoride, provide antimicrobial qualities to keep the mouth clean and fresh, healthier, and soothe dry-mouth effects.
There are mouthwashes designed to help remove surface stains and whiten teeth. Surface stains can be caused by highly pigmented or acidic foods like coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce. These whitening mouthwashes help reduce those surface stains and provide a barrier between your teeth and staining foods.
Some therapeutic mouthwashes can help soothe dry mouth, too, by moistening the gums, teeth, and oral tissues. Fluoride mouthwashes can strengthen the enamel of the teeth. Consult with your dentist or dental hygienist to determine the cause of your dry mouth. They may recommend a mouthwash designed for people with dry mouth or any other issue.