Mouthwash: Pros and Cons

Mouthwash: Pros and Cons

Posted by DR. KOSSI on Nov 17 2021, 06:10 AM

Mouthwash: Pros and Cons

Mouthwash has become a part of the dental care routine of many people. A wide array of mouthwashes are available in stores that can be used according to their instructions. Smile City Dental Group prescribes mouthwash to patients after providing them with all the details regarding its use and effect on dental health.

Pros of Using Mouthwash

Prevents Decay

Using mouthwash during a dental routine helps to prevent cavities. A significant ingredient of mouthwash is fluoride which helps to reduce the demineralization of the teeth. It protects the patient from tooth decay. 

Helps in Teeth Whitening

Most mouthwashes contain hydrogen peroxide. It is a bleaching agent that helps to remove the stains on the teeth. Regular use of mouthwash results in a bright and radiant smile. 

Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

Patients who have teeth sensitivity are prescribed mouthwashes that contain arginine. This amino acid takes care of the sensitive sites and helps in gradually reducing teeth sensitivity. 

Heals Ulcer in the Mouth

Mouthwashes help to soothe ulcers in the mouth. It detoxes the area by cleaning the buildup of bacteria and helps to heal them gradually. 

Cons of Using Mouthwash

May Cause Oral Cancer

Mouthwashes are known to protect the mouth from various dental diseases. But mouthwashes that have alcohol content are speculated to cause oral cancer in patients.

Masks Bad Breath

People tend to use mouthwash to mask their bad breath. However, it is vital to visit the dentist and practice dental hygiene to get rid of the foul smell. Masking it can lead to dental complications.

Reduces the Effect of Toothpaste

Mouthwashes tend to reduce the effect of toothpaste as it rinses out fluoride from the teeth. Dentists advise their patients to use a mouthwash 30 minutes after brushing their teeth. 

Irritates Sores

If you have a small cut or sore in the mouth, mouthwash might burn them. It causes extreme irritation and may result in further dental complications. 

Consult Your Dentist

It is essential to visit the dentist before using mouthwash. A dentist can guide the patient by providing them with all the information that can help them understand the use of each variety for better dental health. 

Smile City Dental, located at 19366 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351 is an equipped dentistry that offers effective dental treatments to patients. Call (661) 252-888 and book a consultation to know more about mouthwashes and to receive a complete dental checkup for you and your family. 

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