South Surrey Dentist Discusses How And Why Mouth Rinses Can Help Patients

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | by

Sometimes adding an additional step into your daily oral hygiene routine can make a huge difference in the feel and appearance of your smile. For example, some patients really benefit from swishing with a mouth rinse after flossing and brushing. Today our South Surrey dentists are giving you more information what mouth rinses accomplish, and what types of patients benefit from this practice.

1. The mechanics of rinsing

Whether you rinse with water or a mouthwash, the mere action of vigorously swishing liquid around your mouth will help to dislodge any loose dental debris or plaque that is sitting in your mouth. After you have flossed and brushed, you can rinse to help get rid of additional bacteria.

2. Bacteria fighting power

However, rinsing your mouth with a formulated rinse, instead of water, will help you to neutralize hard-to-reach bacteria in your mouth. Mouth rinses are able to reach all kinds spots in the mouth that are difficult to clean by brushing and flossing alone—for example spaces between teeth and spots along the gum line.

3. A boost of fluoride

Some patients benefit from additional fluoride content in their preventative dental hygiene routines. Many over the counter and doctor-prescribed mouth rinses have additional fluoride to help strengthen dental enamel and prevent dental decay. By rinsing your mouth with a fluoride solution as the last step in your daily oral hygiene routine, you allow the fluoride to sit on your dental enamel for a significant period of time and do its work.

If you are unsure whether or not using mouthwash is right for you, you should speak to your dental team and discuss your questions. Our South Surrey dentist office is happy to walk you through the process. Give our dental team a call to start learning more about preventative dentistry!