Mouth rinse not only gives you a fresh breath but also takes care of your gums and teeth. The main three points that every mouth rinse has are Anti plaque, non alcoholic content and anti gingivitis. All this collaborate to give your mouth a fresh protective breath.
Many of the mouth rinses have these three as the basic contents. They can be used without the orthodontist’s prescription but it should always be kept in mind that using the rinse is not enough for a good oral care. Brushing and flossing are still the most important elements when it comes to healthy dental care.
After a detailed survey that was being done on orthodontist in Edmonton, many of the important points on mouth rinses have been discussed.
- Mouth rinse with Fluoride content
Fluoride helps to protect the enamel of the teeth. Enamel is the hard outer covering on the teeth that provides it’s the strength. “Though many of the rinses today have fluoride as their basic content, most of the people don’t require fluoride on their daily brushing. Almost all of the today’s toothpaste has fluoride and you get that from brushing your teeth.” Says Dr. Grant, orthodontist Edmonton.
- Mouth and breath freshener.
The mouth rinse is used mainly to give a fresh breath in instant. When you take a gallop of mouth rinse and gargle it, it gives you a fresh breath but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have to brush your teeth if you’re using a rinse. According to Dr. Fray, “Some of the rinses available in the market do kill the bacteria in the mouth but they are not the replacement of brushing your teeth. The bacteria will grow back eventually and you may have a feel of a fresh mouth but the rinses don’t improve your oral health.
- Anti plaque content
The affect a mouth rinse gives you lasts for a shorter period of time. It may be good for adults but children should stick to the brushing. Brushing and flossing of teeth is the best oral care procedure that should be followed by adults and children alike. The mouth rinse that have anti plaque and anti gingivitis kill bacteria from the mouth but people who have more severe oral problems cannot just rely over rinses. Once in six month visit to the dentist is recommended to the people who have healthy teeth to ensure that they continue to follow the methods that are best suited for the oral care. Orthodontists usually don’t recommend the use of rinses as people tend to ignore the basic brushing care and they rely on the mouth rinses.
Mouth rinses though are good for the short term freshness, but they should not be used in place of brushing and flossing. If you are picking a mouth wash, make sure that it has a seal of ADA and is approved by the dental association.