For starters, here at the Dental Rooms we are PRO-mouthwash! Brushing and flossing focus on teeth and that is barely a quarter of your mouth so a good mouthwash can be really effective for the rest of your gob. However, it is important to know that not all mouthwashes are created equal. With so many to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the range of colours, packaging and purported benefits. So, keep it simple. Look for flouride. This is especially important if you have ever had cavities, as they tend to recur and a good flouride-based wash can be part of your preventative treatment. For those with gum disease, look for words like ‘anti-plaque’ or ‘anti-gingivitis’. And for those after a cosmetic lift, there are washes that will offer purely whitening benefits. Some brands, like Listerine, will only work if used twice a day, consistently.
For more information, or if you have specific concerns, speak to Dr Rama by booking an appointment via www.thedentalroom.com.au or 1300 810 333.