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Are you ever overwhelmed by the sheer number of mouthwashes you can purchase? Did you know that using mouthwash can have a major impact on your oral health—especially if you choose the mouthwash that is best for you? If you are interested in finding the best mouthwash for you, please read on.

Fluoride: Mouthwashes with fluoride are good at preventing and controlling tooth decay and for strengthening enamel. If you decide that a mouthwash with fluoride is right for you, please rinse and brush at different times—especially if you us a fluoride toothpaste. This will give you more exposure to the fluoride and its cavity-fighting benefits.

Antimicrobials: Some mouthwashes fight bad breath, plaque, and gum disease—which leads to fresher breath. Some mouthwashes, especially those with chlorhexidine, are formulated to control gum disease. However, these mouthwashes should not be used for more than 3-4 months. These mouthwashes could also stain your teeth, but a dentist can remove these stains easily.

Alcohol Free: Some people prefer alcohol-free mouthwashes, and other would rather have a mouthwash with alcohol. Alcohol works to carry flavor and doubles as an antibacterial. However, studies have shown that both types of mouthwashes work equally well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us soon if you would like to learn more about the fluoride mouthwashes.