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Although it’s not commonly lumped in with oral health care habits such as brushing and flossing, mouthwash can be beneficial. It’s important to remember that not all mouthwashes are designed for the same purpose. Some are used to whiten teeth, some are used to strengthen tooth enamel, and some are simply used to freshen your breath. Before using any form of mouthwash, contact your dentist at Smiley Dental Arlington to determine which product will work best for you.

One of the most sought after benefits of mouthwash is the ability to protect your mouth against tooth decay and gum disease. It’s best to use mouthwash after eating as it can more easily wash away harmful plaque buildup and prevent food residue from lingering about in your mouth. Because plaque is capable of converting sugars into harmful acids that eat through tooth decay, it’s advised to remove it as soon as you can to prevent ongoing damage.

Many people often associate mouthwash as the product used to freshen breath. Although many forms of mouthwash can fight halitosis, also called bad breath, it is not necessarily a tool that can always prevent it. Some forms of bad breath may be caused by an underlying illness that will need to be treated accordingly.

For additional information about mouthwash, or to learn which products might best suit your needs, contact Dr. and wonderful our team at our dentist office in Arlington, Texas. To schedule an appointment, call us at 682.558.8720. Let us help you take charge of your future with a healthy smile!