If there is something that you should be clear about your oral health, it is that it is extremely important to have a daily habit of oral hygiene. Here it should be noted that it is essential to brush your teeth every day after each meal, and brushing time should be around two minutes long. In addition to the classic brushing, there are other essential elements to take into account when this action will take place, one of these elements is mouthwash.
What is mouthwashes?
Mouthwashis a solution, in liquid form, that is used to increase the effectiveness of oral hygiene. It serves to remove bacteria, food debris and harmful microorganisms that can get trapped in the teeth. And it is used after brushing.
The main compounds in the mouthwash are: sodium fluoride, nicomethanol fluoride, amine fluoride, potassium fluoride, monofluorine sodium phosphate and tin fluoride.
What types of mouthwash are there?
Now that you know what a mouthwash is, it is interesting that you know the types that exist. For this reason, we show them below:
Fluoride mouthwashes are the most frequent, in fact, that is why we have mentioned the main compounds in this category. Its objective is to keep the mouth clean, protecting the teeth and gums from harmful external agents.
Mouthwashes with chlorhexidine
Another type of mouthwash is with chlorhexidine. Mouthwashes that contain this substance are very effective, since it is a disinfectant capable of eradicating and inhibiting the growth of bacteria. However, they should only be used under the recommendation of the specialist, since it has the ability to stain the dental pieces.
Mouthwashes for teeth whitening
It is also interesting to mention whitening rinses. Such rinses safely enhance the natural whiteness of the teeth. They are usually used after a dental whitening treatment to guarantee its effectiveness.
Mouthwashes for gums
Gum rinses tend to improve the health of these tissues, preventing their inflammation and the bleeding they can cause. The professional usually recommends it for patients with gingivitis or periodontitis, that is, for periodontic treatments.
Mouthwashes for bad breath
Finally, there is also a specific type of mouthwash to combat bad breath or, what is the same, halitosis. This type of rinse encourages the segregation of saliva and neutralizes odors with flavors, the most common being mint and spearmint.
Tips to properly use mouthwash
Surely on some occasion you have used a mouthwash, but have you done it correctly? At Gross Dentistas we offer you a series of tips so that you can use them effectively.
Therefore, the tips to properly use mouthwash are:
- Make use of it two or three times a day, after each brushing.
- The time you should have it deposited in the mouth is usually 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- The recommended amount is between 10 and 15 ml.
- Avoid eating food or drinking for at least two hours after use.
Oral treatments in our dental clinic
You already know everything important related to mouthwash, now it only remains to take into account the aforementioned tips.
On the other hand, we would also like to remind you that at our dental clinic in Malaga we have the best specialists in the sector at your disposal. They will study and analyze your particular situation so that they can start oral treatment as they need or deserve.
If you want more information on this matter, you can contact us.
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