Why You Should Add An Oral Rinse To Your Dental Routine

April 16, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog


From a young age, it is well implemented that brushing and flossing are essential to healthy dental hygiene. To complement the habit of daily brushing and flossing, you should also consider adding an oral rinse to your routine.

Why Should You Use Mouthwash?

One contributor to bad breath is the buildup of bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria can hide between teeth and at the base, near the gum line, causing bad breath and the potential for cavities to form. Using a mouthwash regularly has been shown to help remove bacteria and freshen breath.

Removing bacteria also helps defend against gingivitis. Gingivitis is the initial indicator of gum disease, so taking steps to prevent gingivitis by using an oral rinse can really make a difference in your long-term dental health.

Mouthwash has also been shown to help cut down on plaque. If not removed, plaque can easily turn into tartar, which is a leading factor in gum disease and tooth decay. Using a mouthwash is a smart addition to brushing and flossing to ensure that bacteria and plaque are reduced to avoid future dental or heart problems.

To learn more about using oral rinses and caring for your teeth, call the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today at 212-288-4455.

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