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Brushing and flossing are important, crucial ways to improve your oral health. If you’re brushing and flossing, we salute you! However, there is always room for improvement to enhance your smile even further. 

If you want to improve your oral health, then it’s imperative to make sure that you’re using mouthwash. Mouthwash, also defined as mouth rinse or oral rinse, is a fluid utilized for cleaning the oral cavity, regularly through swishing or gargling. Using mouthwash will help you get rid of plaque from your teeth and battle the development of periodontal disease.

There are two main kinds of mouthwashes: therapeutic and cosmetic. Therapeutic mouthwashes generally contain antiseptics, which decrease or prevent the growth of germs and bacterial acids in the oral cavity. While cosmetic mouthwashes freshen breath, they don’t guard your teeth; therapeutic mouthwashes can protect teeth and freshen breath. Therapeutic mouthwashes often offer features like teeth whitening and cavity prevention. Certain prescription mouthwashes can treat fungal growth, inflammation, and xerostomia.

We’d love to answer any additional queries you have about mouthwash. Please reach out to us at 801-446-2080 now to set up your next appointment with Dr. Troy Hardy and the team at Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry in South Jordan, Utah, to answer your inquiries. We’ll see you soon!