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Did you know that your oral health can actually influence the health of your entire body? If you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy, you’ll need to brush your teeth twice every day and floss daily. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to care for your smile. One thing you can consider doing is including mouthwash in your oral hygiene routine.

Did you know that your mouthwash could actually be enough to help you avoid bad breath? Of course, bad breath is embarrassing, but it can’t address any underlying causes of bad breath. In other words, if you’re constantly using mouthwash to improve your breath, you should probably consider visiting our team.

Still, even though mouthwash won’t be able to cure the cause of bad breath, it can help you avoid the problem. Antibacterial mouthwashes are especially useful because they can fight off the bacteria that cause plaque which can help you avoid gum disease. Still, not every mouthwash is antibacterial. Other mouthwashes actually contain fluoride, which will help keep your enamel—the outer layer of your teeth—strong. Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash will also remove debris from your teeth and gums.

Of course, many types of mouthwash may contain alcohol which kills bad bacteria inside of your mouth. Still, you can also find alcohol-free mouthwash, which we typically suggest for children who struggle with sensitive teeth and for your children. Some argue that alcohol-free mouthwash is a better option for your oral health because alcohol dries out your mouth.

Do you have more questions about mouthwash, or about what you can do to care for your teeth in Ft. Worth, Texas? If so, we invite you to call Smiley Dental Fort Worth at 817.927.1877. Our dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham, and our team will be happy to answer any of your questions. We’re excited to receive your call.