Mouthwash can be a great addition to your current oral hygiene routine when, used in conjunction with flossing and brushing your teeth regularly, but why is it important for our oral health.
BENEFITS OF USING MOUTHWASH
Using a mouthwash product is great at preventing tartar build up. Mouthwashes can also helps fight plaque, which can result in hardened tartar, so daily rinsing can be good for your oral health.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A MOUTHWASH?
Just like skincare(prescription and cosmetic) you also get two types of mouthwashes one being therapeutic and the other cosmetic. Therapeutic mouthwash is for antibacterial and antiseptic purposes whereas cosmetic is for fresh breath. Antibacterial and antiseptic mouthwashes usually have active ingredients that address the causes of bad breath, while breath-freshening mouthwashes only treat the symptoms.
The Dentyl Active Mouthwash included in our #SquadBoxSA (purchase your September box here) this month is a therapeutic mouth wash as can be identified by the Cetylpyridinium Chloride(ingredients list below)
Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Sorbitol, Sodium Saccharin, Limonene, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Sodium Fluoride, Triclosan, 2-Beomo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Sodium Phosphate, CI 47005, CI 42090, CI 61565.
WHO SHOULD BE USING MOUTHWASH?
Using a mouth rinse is beneficial to all so there is not targeted at one specific person. If you are susceptible to cavities, periodontal disease, or find you have a lot of bacteria build up in your mouth, rinsing may be a good idea.
Adding a mouthwash to your current oral hygiene routine is a positive step in great oral health, however if you are using it due to a specific reason and the problem persists, it could be an indication of more serious issues and you would need to consult a oral specialist.
Until Next Time
Peace and Love