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The Best Mouthwash For You
September 11, 2013

Best Mouthwash ChoiceSo you’re looking to step up your oral hygiene routine. Perhaps your dentist has recommended that you take a few extra precautions to guard against decay and periodontal disease, or maybe you’ve been frustrated with yellow teeth and bad breath. A mouthwash can be an excellent addition to your daily brushing and flossing. But with so many products filling the dental aisle of your drugstore, how can you know which one to choose? First and foremost, we recommend that you check with your dentist as to the type of mouthwash that would be best for your mouth. Once you’ve done that, check out this guide for a clear outline of the types of mouthwash on the market, and which one might be right.

Choosing The Right Mouthwash For Your Needs

The three main types of mouthwash, and their recommended applications, are as follows:

  • Fluoride Rinses – Fluoride strengthens enamel and helps reduce instances of tooth decay. A fluoride rinse is ideal for patients with sensitive teeth and frequent dental problems.
  • Antiseptic Rinses – Antiseptic rinses aim to kill bacteria present in your mouth, preventing decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and infection. While the name “antiseptic” may sound a little intense, the most well-known mouthwash (Listerine) is antiseptic. Antiseptic rinses also freshen breath. These rinses can be right for many types of patients seeking an oral hygiene boost.
  • Combination Mouthwashes – Combination mouthwashes fight bacteria and cut down on bad breath by combining active ingredients of antiseptic, fluoride, and breath-freshening mouthwashes.

Your Dental Products in Hinsdale

Choosing dental products that you enjoy using will make you much more eager to engage in oral hygiene. With all the available options, it’s possible for you to find a mouthwash flavor and type that suits your preferences. Struggling to find the perfect product? Contact our office for a little help.