Mouthwash is important to add to the routine cleaning process twice a day as it reaches 100% of the oral cavity. In this way, you get clean mouth, more healthy teeth, avoid gum infections and bad breath.
Let us know the following about the types of mouthwash, its components and benefits, and what are the most important instructions to consider when using it!
With many types of it available, you should focus on the ingredients it contains at the selection process. Although all types of lotions refresh the smell of your mouth, some of them may do better than others. Here are the specifications for the most common types of mouthwashes according to the components they contain:
- Antibacterial mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine and chlorine dioxide:
It helps to kill bacteria that cause bad breath, and it is only obtained by prescription. You should know that long-term use of it may stain your teeth brown.
- Sterile mouthwash:
Here we are talking about a mouthwash that can be obtained without a prescription. But you must make sure that its components contain: Menthol, Thymol, Methyl salicylate, Eucalyptol. Why? Because this mixture of four oils has an antiseptic effect, and the presence of ethanol alcohol base helps penetrate the plaque layer and reduce its accumulation on the teeth and gums, in addition to the role of methyl salicylate in acting as an anti-inflammatory, which helps in fighting gingivitis.
To combat tooth decay, care must be taken to choose a mouthwash that contains fluoride, as this helps to protect the enamel layer from corrosion, and to keep the weak spots present from turning into voids filled with caries.
- Oral mouthwash or cosmetic mouthwash:
Regular or cosmetic mouthwashes do not provide the same protection as other types of it mentioned earlier. It is used only as a means of disguising or masking bad breath for a maximum period of 10 minutes up to 3 hours. It helps keep teeth clean for a while but does not reduce the risk of tooth decay and does not protect gums from infections.
Consult your dentist at Ram Clinics to better understand the importance of choosing the right mouthwash based on your condition.