Nearly everyone knows we need to brush twice a day. Most people know that they should use up to the teeth and use interdental brushes (even if many neglects this task), and many believe that using a mouthwash will complete the perfect routine. Unless your doctor, dentist or hygienist advises you for a specific medical reason (some of which we will cover below), using mouthwash is not required to keep your gums healthy and healthy.
Although your mouth may feel fresher after using mouthwash, it will do little for an effective solution to problems such as bad breath or tooth erosion. Just like throwing soap on a car doesn’t clean it – mouthwash doesn’t remove plaque.
- Contrary to popular belief, mouthwash does little in aiding bad breath and erosion, nor does it remove plaque.
- The most important ingredient to look for when picking a mouthwash is fluoride.
- Using mouthwash after brushing your teeth removes the fluoride put on by your toothpaste which is needed to protect your teeth.
“Mouthwash does not remove plaque or address the causes of bad breath and dental erosion.”