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Toothpaste and floss are two of numerous wonderful oral instruments and supplies that are at your disposal as a lifelong dental health enthusiast. Mouthwash is one product you might want to deliberate on using.

Using mouthwash could be a great addition to your dental health routine if you have a hard time with smelly breath. Though it’s in no way a replacement for brushing and flossing, rinsing with mouthwash has some of the same effects, namely getting rid of plaque and cavity-triggering, leftover food remnants from your mouth. Mouthwash can be very powerful, but we still recommend brushing two times daily and flossing each day!

Though rinsing with mouthwash is primarily done to control plaque and clean your oral cavity, there are additional beneficial side effects that come from using mouthwash. Mouthwashes can whiten chompers and make breath smell better. They might also help canker sore relief through temporary numbing. With mouthwashes that contain fluoride, cavity control is a beneficial side effect.

To learn more about the positive benefits associated with using mouthwash, please ring our Little Rock, Arkansas, Jolly Family Dentistry staff now at 501.228.6360 to pencil in your next visit with Dr. Rebecca Barfield. We’ll schedule your appointment so that we can begin getting you the smile you dream of.