Blue mouthwash being poured into a cup to rinse teeth in Bellevue

Should I Use Mouthwash?

April 28, 2021 8:00 am
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Maintaining a meticulous oral hygiene routine every day is the best way to care for your smile. According to the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day. In this blog post, we discuss whether you also need to use mouthwash.

What Are the Benefits of Mouthwash?

Mouthwash can be a beneficial addition to your oral hygiene routine. However, it should not be thought of as a substitution for brushing and flossing teeth! Cutting corners when it comes to your oral hygiene can have a negative impact on your oral health and your overall health. When used after eating or in conjunction with brushing and flossing, mouthwash can help freshen breath, kill bacteria, and reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease!

Can Kids Use Mouthwash?

Please keep all mouthwashes out of reach of your children for their safety. Children under 6 years old should not use mouthwash. If we recommend mouthwash for your child before the age of 12, they should be closely supervised when rinsing.

Types of Mouthwash

When browsing the oral care aisle at the grocery store or pharmacy, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of mouthwash choices! Which kind of mouthwash should you get? There are many types that help with different dental issues and aspects of your smile, such as whitening, sensitivity, antibacterial, and dry mouth. Consult with our team to determine which kind is right for you!

Need to Schedule a Checkup?

In addition to taking care of your smile at home, don’t forget to visit the dentist twice a year! Your biannual dental checkups and cleanings can help you enjoy a lifetime of great oral health.

At Bellevue Dental Oasis, we offer comprehensive dental services, relaxing dental sedation, and spa-like patient amenities. Come enjoy our aromatherapy, comfy neck pillows, cozy blankets, noise-canceling headphones, complimentary popsicles, stress balls, and warm-scented towels. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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