If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store overwhelmed by the many mouthwash options, our dentist, Dr. Peter McPherson, is more than happy to help you. With his tips, you will be able to select the mouthwash that is right for you and your smile. It’s encouraged to choose a mouthwash that has the following characteristics:
-Fluoride: Fluoride is a mineral that can greatly help your teeth. In fact, it’s strongly encouraged to expose your teeth to fluoride throughout the day because it strengthens the enamel and helps prevent dental issues. Fluoride mouthwash can give your teeth some of the exposure they need.
-Antibacterial characteristics: Antibacterial mouthwash can eliminate the plaque in your mouth, which helps you prevent the first stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis. Gum disease is a serious dental issue that can severely harm your smile if you’re not careful.
-ADA approval: The American Dental Association tests many oral hygiene products. If the product has proven to be safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine, then it earns the stamp of approval. It’s best to select a mouthwash with this logo so you know it’s the right product for your mouth.