Most of us know it’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to prevent cavities and gum disease from developing. But is this enough? Should you use mouthwash, too? Read on as Dr. Reger discusses why you might want to make mouthwash a part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
There are many benefits to using mouthwash every day, and most dentists agree that it is an additional good habit. Mouthwash can improve your oral health because it:
With all of the benefits of using mouthwash, some people may be tempted to skip brushing and flossing. But dentists warn against this. Although mouthwash can be a very important part of a home oral care routine and it reaches spaces in the mouth that you may have missed, it’s not meant to replace regular brushing and flossing.
If you’d like to add mouthwash to your oral care routine, there are many to choose from. Here are just a few:
Dr. Reger offers these tips for using mouthwash:
In addition to having a good home oral hygiene routine, it’s also important to visit your dentist twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. If it’s been awhile since your last checkup, contact Reger Family Dental to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Reger and his team are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!