Mouthwash and Proper Oral Health

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Gum disease can cause serious and long-term problems for your overall health. The early signs of gum disease start with gingivitis and inflamed gums, your oral health can quickly deteriorate lead to periodontal disease and increased tooth decay. A person’s oral health is strongly correlated to their overall health, and practicing proper hygiene can help you live a better life.

Bacteria live in our mouths. And while some of them are important for balancing a healthy body, other forms of bacteria can cause gum disease. It is important to protect your mouth from becoming infected by microscopic bacteria that feed mostly on sugars from food. Brushing and flossing are necessary to maintain good oral hygiene, and mouthwash can be highly effective at eradicating all forms of bad bacteria to protect your smile.

Fight infection

Plaque is a byproduct of bacteria living on your teeth, and if left untreated, can begin causing symptoms of gum disease. If you notice early warning signs beginning to develop around your gums, you should take decisive action to clean your mouth more effectively. Gingivitis can cause the gums to swell and become an unusual red color. They are also more likely to bleed. At this stage, the effects are totally reversible by regularly brushing and flossing to remove plaque from the teeth. Seeing a dental hygienist to professionally clean your mouth is another great way to eliminate gum disease before it develops into something more serious.

What can mouthwash do for you?

Because mouthwash is a liquid, it can easily penetrate hard-to-reach places between your teeth, killing the bacteria that is hiding there. It is incredibly useful for creating unfavorable living conditions for bacteria that also benefit your teeth. Most mouthwashes contain some amount of fluoride, a chemical that the teeth can use to reinforce its protective coating known as enamel. Over-the-counter mouthwash uses antimicrobial ingredients to not only destroy the bacteria that cause plaque but also provide protection for several hours after use. If you don’t already use mouthwash, you should strongly consider adding it to your daily routine. It only requires 30 seconds of rinsing, and it will give you fresher breath. For maximum results, you should try to avoid eating or drinking for at least 20 minutes after using mouthwash.

Advanced mouthwash to fight gum disease

If you are working with your dentist to fight gum disease, sometimes it takes time before your teeth return to their full health. Routine brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist are not always enough. In cases where gum disease is persistent or quicker results are desirable, you should consider other options with your dentist, including prescription-strength mouthwash. Advanced mouthwashes include more antimicrobial ingredients and other prescription medications to treat the symptoms of gingivitis, gum disease, and chronic bad breath. Talk to the dental experts at Babylon Dental Care about advanced mouthwashes that can help you achieve optimal oral health. Call us now at (631) 983-6665 to schedule an appointment today.

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