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Are you aware of the difference between therapeutic mouthwash and cosmetic mouthwash? Due to the fact that mouthwash can sometimes be used for improving your oral health care, it is important to make sure you’re using the right products. Cosmetic mouthwashes are mainly used for reducing bad breath and masking its smells, while therapeutic mouthwash can reduce bacteria responsible for bad breath and even lower your risk for plaque, gingivitis and cavities.

Mouthwash is extremely effective for your oral health care, as it can help reduce the speed of tartar buildup that may be occurring in your mouth. If you constantly have plaque buildup or are not adequately cleaning it with brushing and flossing tools, it’s a good idea to try using mouthwash to help add an additional layer of protection for your teeth and gums.

Always be sure to speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions. Furthermore, you can speak to them about oral health care checkups to determine if any dental damage is occurring. Be sure to ask them about mouthwash products you should use to help keep your mouth safe from ailments that can arise.

To talk about your oral health support and treatment options with Dr. Valerie Foster and the rest of our team at Valerie A. Foster, DMD, PC, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Aloha, Oregon. Our number is 503.649.7011.