3 Myths and Facts You Need to Know About Mouthwash

3 Myths and Facts You Need to Know About Mouthwash

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Apr 22 2021, 11:07 AM

3 Myths and Facts You Need to Know About Mouthwash

More than half of the US population uses mouthwash or rinse as part of their oral health routines. However, a vast majority of them don’t know much about mouthwash apart from the fact that they are available in different colors and flavors. 

At Arden Dental Care in Sacramento, California, we answer many of our patients’ questions about oral hygiene products and help them choose the products that are right for them. 

In this blog, we will be talking about a few myths and facts you need to know about mouthwash.

Myths About Mouthwash

Here are a few common myths about mouthwash you may have heard of:

  • You Can Substitute Brushing With Mouthwash

There is no substitute for brushing your teeth. At Arden Dental Care, Dr. Talluri advises that your oral habits should include at least 2 minutes of brushing two times per day. 

You should then follow it up with an additional 30 seconds of rinsing with mouthwash.

  • You Should Only Use Mouthwash for Your Mouth

Your mouthwash can act as a cleansing agent for your braces and other dental prosthetics. Why? The alcohol content in the mouthwash helps clean out all the bad bacteria lodged in the nooks and crannies of your oral appliances.

  • You Can Cure Bad Breath With Mouthwash 

Halitosis or bad breath occurs due to poor oral hygiene, medication, infections, or health concerns. Mouthwash can mask bad breath only for a few minutes. The issue will persist unless you take steps to address the root cause of bad breath.

Facts About Mouthwash

Now, let’s take a look at a few facts about mouthwash:

  • Mouthwash Can Prevent Tooth Decay

Fluoride mouthwashes are known to remineralize tooth enamel. Using them helps keep tooth decay at bay.

  • Pregnant Women Can Use Mouthwash

Pregnant women are highly susceptible to gum disease and other oral health issues. Hence, using mouthwash is highly recommended as it helps maintain their oral health.

  • There Are Two Types of Mouthwash

Cosmetic and therapeutic mouthwash are the two types of mouthwash. While the former helps prevent bad breath, the latter helps treat underlying conditions related to oral health and kills the bacteria that causes it.

Set up an appointment with Dr. Talluri at Arden Dental Care to get valuable tips on how to take care of all your dental health and any concerns you might be facing. Call (916) 481-2001 to book an appointment or visit our office at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825, from Monday to Thursday to get your queries resolved.

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