Saturday, January 22, 2011

Types Of Mouthwash

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems and bad breath. It is important that you use the right mouthwash product. Not all products are same and there is one ingredient that you definitely do not want because it does not promote dental health. The ingredient that you need to avoid is alcohol. Yes, alcohol does kill germs but it also causes drying of mouth. In long run,  it leads to the growth of germs and bacteria which you are trying to get rid of by using mouthwash in the first place. So, do not use mouthwash products that contains alcohol to clean your mouth.

The use of mouth wash product plays an important role in your overall oral health care plan. The first step towards making a well is identifying the differences between the three basic types of mouthwash product: cosmetic, therapeutic and total care.

provides temporary effect, but do not eliminate bad breath and rinse away plaque-forming bacteria. These products may be labeled as antiseptic mouthwash.

regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, may prevent plaque and gingivitis from forming, contain fluoride and help strengthen teeth.

Total Care
uses a variety of ingredients to combine aspects of both cosmetic and therapeutic mouth washes.

Swallowing mouthwash may lead to alcohol poisoning or fluoride overdose. Most are not recommended for use by children 12 and younger. Some cause side effects, including a burning sensation in the mouth.

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1 comment:

  1. The most important thing to note here is to use the mouthwash that really works for you. Regardless of it being concentrated or ready-to-use, it's important to rinse after brushing, as brushing alone isn't enough. If you notice that the mouthwash you're currently using doesn't seem to have any effect, now's the time to look for the next one which should be better.