Brushing and flossing are THE best ways to avoid oral health issues. And if you add mouthwash into your daily routine, you’re set for success! Mouthwash is an effective tool in the fight against tooth decay, gingivitis, as well as the promotion of healthy teeth and gums. And here at Sugar Fix Dental Loft, Dr. Brittany Dickinson is all about it! Take a look below to see a few benefits of using mouthwash.

Freshen Up That Breath

For starters, no one wants bad breath! Mouthwash can help with that. By swishing it in your mouth for 30 seconds, it helps kill bacteria that can be associated with causing a smell. So take a swish and get a minty fresh smile!


Getting Rid Of Any Missed Particles

The majority of people use mouthwash after they have completed brushing. While we will never tell you to not do that, we will also encourage you to rinse BEFORE brushing sometimes to help loosen up any particles in your mouth. That can help your routine be more effective!


Prevent That Plaque Build Up

Different mouthwashes can help prevent that sticky plaque from building up. And it’s not just on the surfaces of your teeth – it can build up on your gums and in-between your teeth. But don’t think just using mouthwash can keep your mouth healthy! You need to incorporate your brushing and flossing routine. It cannot get rid of the plaque that is already on your teeth. It just helps prevent it.

Stop Those Darn Cavities From Popping Up

When keeping up with your dental routine at home, mouthwash will help tremendously to prevent any cavities from forming! Especially if you have a mouthwash that contains fluoride. And for some that don’t know what fluoride is –

  • Fluoride concentrates in the growing bones and developing teeth of children, helping to harden the enamel on baby and adult teeth before they emerge
  • Fluoride helps to harden the enamel on adult teeth that have already emerged.

Have a question about what mouthwash would be a great fit for you? We are always available to talk teeth! You can contact us at 773-883-1818 or schedule a consultation below!

Until next time,