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By DR REGGIE THOMAS
December 20, 2019
Category: HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

 

 

The Holidays are a very hectic time of the year and the last thing that anyone needs to worry about is their breath! One of the most common ways to keep your breath fresh during the Holidays is with mouthwash. While mouthwash is important for fresh breath, combined with other forms of dental hygiene, it can help prevent plaque, cavitiies, and other gum diseases.  But with so many choices, it may be difficult for you to choose the right mouthwash off the shelf.  Take a look at a few things to consider when choosing a mouthwash.

  • FLUORIDE MOUTHWASH. These mouthwashes are designed for patients that are cavity-prone. Fluoride creates a protective film over the teeth and strengthens the enamel.
  • ALCOHOL MOUTHWASH.  Alcohol in mouthwash works as an antiseptic: it clears the mouth of germs and some viral infections. However, if you have issues relating to a dry mouth, alcohol can aggrevate the problem.
  • ANTIBACTERIAL MOUTHWASH. Antibacterial mouthwashes have special ingredients to help fight gum disease and other infections.  Although most mouthwashes contain trace amounts of these chemicals, some are designed to specially fight bacterial infections.

Although mouthwashes can be a quick way to keep your breath "Holiday fresh," remember that they are a prevention and not a cure!

If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our dental office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,
Dr. Thomas

 



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