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If you would like protection against tooth decay and gum disease beyond your regular dental hygiene routine, consider adding rinsing with mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash in no way replaces brushing and flossing your teeth, but it can complement the positive effects to your oral health. Mouthwash can do many things for your smile, including:

– Freshen your breath
– Help prevent decay
– Reduce or prevent periodontal disease
– Reduce the rate at which tartar forms on the teeth

Choose a mouthwash that will counteract the issue that you wish to treat most, as it is sometimes hard to find one mouthwash that does everything. Look for a mouthwash that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal on the label. This seal recognizes companies that show scientific proof that their products work. The ADA Seal can even be found on some generic and store brands.

It doesn’t matter if you use mouthwash before or after you brush and floss, as long as you do it. Swish mouthwash for about 30 to 60 seconds. If you swish for under than 30 seconds, you may not get the full benefits, and over one minute is more than enough. Be patient when waiting for the results of mouthwash. If your mouthwash is meant to whiten your teeth or help improve bleeding gums, it may take a few weeks for improvement to be apparent.

We welcome you to contact Canyon Dental Care ] at (505) 278.7007 today to learn more about mouthwash and to schedule an appointment with our dentist[B3] in Farmington, New Mexico, Dr. Ryan Wilson.