Good reasons to make mouthwashes
Regular brushing helps maintain good oral hygiene. Thanks to its antiseptic and protective action, the mouthwash is a perfect complement for a complete cleaning of the teeth.
What is the mouthwash?
The mouthwash is a complement to brushing. Its role is to lower the level of bacteria present in the buccal cavity. Indeed, the protective antiseptic properties or purifying properties of the mouthwash supplement those of the toothpaste. Its use is thus recommended to cure or prevent pathologies of the oral cavity or simply to have a good breath. For children, regular brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste is sufficient for their dental hygiene. If mouthwash is necessary or even prescribed, there are now alcohol-free and equally valid.
In which case use mouthwash?
There are two types of mouthwashes: some are used for therapeutic purposes, others for defensive purposes or comfort. For therapeutic use, it is prescribed by a dentist and is a complement to the treatment of periodontal diseases. The dentist also prescribes the use of the mouthwash following surgery at the mouth or after dental extraction. The mouthwashes utilized in these cases are antiseptic and are not intended for everyday use. They help soothe pain and relieve any swelling of the gums. There are also anti-naphthol mouthwashes that accelerate healing and participate in prevention.
They should not be confused with mouthwashes for daily use which prevent the onset or recurrence of caries and periodontitis. Fluorinated mouthwashes are used to prevent cavities, and those containing antimicrobial agents are involved in the control of dental plaque. Their use is recommended to all and especially to people whose tooth enamel is deteriorated or who suffer from hypersensitivity to heat and cold. It is also recommended as a preventive measure for youth under orthodontic treatment or with a dental appliance. It facilitates the maintenance of oral hygiene.
Some people are eager to have a good breath, and the feeling of a clean mouth provides better comfort. The purifying mouthwash responds to this need by providing fresh breath and a sense of well-being.
How to use mouthwashes?
To obtain the maximum efficiency of the mouthwash, the rules of use of the chosen product must be strictly observed. The choice of mouthwash should correspond to the desired results:
– antiseptic after treatment;
– fluoridated in the prevention of caries;
– disinfectant for a healthier mouth and good breath.
The dosage indicated in the package leaflet is necessary for maximum results. It is necessary to read this document before use, as some mouthwashes require dilution with water. The liquid should also be kept at least 30 seconds in the mouth to be effective.
In any case, be aware that mouthwash does not replace tooth brushing and in particular the use of an electric toothbrush that ensures a more effective cleaning than a manual toothbrush.