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Which are the benefits of the mouthwash?

The importance of using mouthwash

Many people believe that brushing your teeth is enough to have a healthy mouth. But what tools do you need?

  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Nightguard (If you have bruxism)
  • Mouthguard (Also for bruxism and to protect your teeth while you do rough sports like box or rugby)
  • Braces (To fix the position of your teeth)
  • Interdental brush (For braces)

mouthwash benefits

Dentists always recommend to follow the next daily steps: 

  • Tooth brushing your teeth 3 times a day, after every meal, but not exceed the use of toothpaste and brushing.
  • Using floss every day to reach hidden food and bacteria.
  • Applying mouthwash every day, but do not take a lot. Mouthwash helps you to clean the bacteria of your mouth and tongue, it also gives you a better and fresh breath.

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Reasons for using mouthwash:

1.- It is the perfect complement for the toothpaste
After washing your teeth, you need to apply mouthwash. This products helps you to do a total clean, it eliminates all the bacterias, by this way it will reduce the probabilities to have oral diseases.

2.- It prevents you from halitosis or bad breath
Halitosis exists due to the lack of use of the mouthwash, because many bacterias live inside the mouth, some people can actually suffer from bad breath if they have an stomach infections, this means that all the acids comes out from the mouth as bad breath. But must cases are consequences of not using mouthwash.

3.-  Protects you from bacteria and mouth infections
This is an important use of the mouthwash, because it prevents the canker sores, halitosis, and tonsil stones development. Actually the mouth is full of bacterias, it can be the most dirty part in the human body if we do not take care of it. This bacterias comes from the food, and also from our hands.

4.- Strengthens teeth with longer duration
If you want to have strong teeth you need to use mouthwash. This product prevents decalcification of teeth, for this reason if you have braces, dentists usually recommend to use an especial brush -that replace regular floss- and mouthwash .

5.- Prevent oral diseases
This is one of the most outstanding benefits of this product. The mouthwash helps us to reduce the probabilities of developing cavities, gingivitis, tonsil stones, dental calculus or tartar, and periodontal diseases.

As you can see, the mouthwashes have many benefits. This product can not be replaced, it is the complement of the toothbrush and floss. The best way to avoid many oral diseases is to schedule an appointment every 4 months with a dentist, and to follow his instructions.