Why it is important to use mouthwash? - Dentist in Cozumel

Why it is important to use mouthwash?

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In the regular use, we usually just apply the toothbrush and the toothpaste, but specialists say that we also have to use the mouthwash to have a cleaner mouth.

What areas can a mouthwash reach?

  1. The tongue
  2. The gums
  3. The teeth
  4. The small areas between each tooth

Most people do not use it, because they seem the mouthwash just like an extra and not so necessary complement. There is no toothbrush that can reach every corner in the mouth, that is why a mouthwash is needed to have a better hygiene and breath.

The mouthwash can eliminate 97 percent of harmful bacterias. Also the tongue is one of the areas in a human and animal body that conserves more of this bacterias due to accumulted food.

Dentists recommend using mouthwash at least once a day. This helps to prevent the increase of dental plaque, because if you do not take care of your hygiene, you may get a gum disease. Also the mouthwash can improve your teeth enamel.

Another product you need is the dental floss, because it can reach delicated areas between the teeth.

This days, we can find many types of mouthwashes for special uses, for example to eliminate halitosis or bad breath, and other exists to prevent cavities.

This are some of the diseases that the mouthwash can prevent:

  1. Cavities.
  2. Halitosis or bad breath.
  3. Periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis).
  4. Dental plaque diseases.

It is important to use only 20ml every day, and rinse your mouth just for 30 seconds. It is not recommended to dilute the rinse with water. Also avoid eating food for 15 minutes after cleaning your mouth.

You may also be interested in this post: What can causes halitosis or bad breath.

 

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