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At Sean T. Ky, we like to answer all patient questions. One of the topics we regularly get asked about is mouthwash. Since Dr. Sean Ky knows that multiple of our patients browse this website as a source of dental data, we’ve amassed answers to a few of these often-asked questions about mouthwash.
Do I really need to use mouthwash every day?
Put simply, if you’re brushing twice per day and flossing once a day, you will likely be protected without using mouthwash. That said, mouthwash can be a great addition to your oral healthcare routine if you’re less than perfect with your other dental habits.
What does mouthwash do for me?
Mouthwash is utilized to flush away plaque on your pearly whites and food remnants between your gums. Swishing the mouthwash around in your mouth agitates accumulated food debris and leaves your chompers cleaner, helping in the battle against gum disease and tooth erosion. (These are functions that brushing also serves, and it does so more effectively.)
Which mouthwash should I use?
Look for an antibacterial mouthwash with the ADA seal of approval. If you have sensitive gums or periodontal disease, talk to us about prescribing mouthwash.
Did you learn anything about mouthwash? As always, we’d be thrilled to answer any oral queries you have in our office. Feel free to pencil in your next appointment with our Pasadena, California, office at any time by calling 626-792-0448 now.