Oral rinsing will have you thanking the lord. Why? Because sometimes our breath still stinks after brushing first thing every morning. Sometimes, as we head for mid-work lunch meetings, all we’re worried about is our breath. And sometimes we’ve had to turn down cute date nights at the nth moment just for the fear of foul breath. And these are not the only dilemmas we face. But for them all, the ‘solution’, literally, is just a mouthwash away.
You must be thinking, #ThanksButNoThanks ’cause brushing and flossing are obviously enough. But listed below are five reasons why adding a mouthwash in your daily oral care routine is important. And recommendations on the hot-selling mouthwashes available today.
Here are the top benefits of using mouthwash:
1. A fresh start
Your toothpaste doesn’t stand a chance when it comes to the tingling freshness of a mouthwash. Imagine life without it right before that off-the-cuff date night or spontaneous get-together? Uhm, no thanks. Its liquid solution reaches places even you can’t imagine, while killing the bacteria associated with bad breath. Besides, we’re sooo spoilt for choice with all the flavors available today.
2. All for one, one for all
One quick rinse can cleanse your entire mouth. Most people prefer mouthwash after brushing, or on occasion when they can’t brush. According to dentists, you have been doing it wrong your whole life. You have to cleanse your palate ‘before’ brushing to remove loose particles snuck under nooks and crannies. And do it regularly since its effect is short lived.
3. Plaque, go back!
Dental Plaque: science for that sticky, chalky white film that forms along your gum line. Plaque is formed when your saliva combines with left-over food and fluids, a good 4-12 hours after brushing. Explains why dentures require a lot more care-and-attention than just brushing your teeth in the AM? Regularly using mouthwash and floss eliminates plaque and tartar build-up that also happens to be the root cause for cavities and gingivitis. Yikes!
4. Hard stop on cavities
Dentophobics, if there’s one investment you ought to make, it has to be a mouthwash with fluoride. The natural mineral has you saying buh-bye to cavities forever. Start early because it can only prevent, and not cure cavities altogether. Besides, fluoride also makes your enamel stronger. We’ve already stocked up, what about you?
5. Canker sores make us cranky
Ulcers are to our mouth what zits are to our face. They’re the uninvited, unwelcome guests that arrive with its own of set of aches and pains. But fret not, we have just the ‘solution’ to deal with these sneaky sores: frequent mouthwashes. You can’t decide when they arrive, but you can determine when (and how) to get rid of them. Hah! *bull’s eye*
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