Should I use a Mouthwash?

Should I use a Mouthwash? From Spring Valley Dental

Usually not. Most mouthwashes still have alcohol that dries out your mouth. Your taste buds say “my mouth is clean!” The truth is you just destroyed the beneficial saliva in your mouth. You also killed a huge number of good bacteria! Yes, GOOD BACTERIA- most germs in your mouth cause no harm. In fact they help keep the number of bad bacteria down. Studies show that the majority of mouthwashes will only freshen your breath for between 5 and 55 minutes. If you must, only use an alcohol-free, fluoride containing mouthwash, and only in addition to good brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is not effective in cleaning your teeth and gums.

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