Clearing the fog about mouthwash

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"You can do it, just 60 seconds." So goes an older campaign selling the benefits of a mouthwash brand. So many great benefits for your mouth if you can only stand the burn for just one minute. Sure, you can do it, but why should you?

In fact, there are many benefits to mouthwash. You may have heard Drs. Ellingsen and Henneberg or one of their team mention a good mouthwash can:

  • Freshen breath
  • Prevent or control tooth decay
  • Reduce plaque
  • Prevent or reduce gingivitis
  • Reduce the speed that tartar forms on the teeth
  • Help prevent cavities
  • Relieve dry mouth
  • Help relieve sensitive teeth

There are many different ingredients and corresponding benefits as you stroll the aisles of your store. Go with the confidence of knowing just what you are looking for. Dr. Ellingsen said "with the many brands and varieties, there is always a fit that is best for you. Ask one of us at your next appointment and we will help you decide which is the right choice for your unique needs!"

Besides, let's face it, you brush your teeth and floss your teeth, but the majority of your mouth isn't teeth! It really is a good idea to take care of your whole mouth.  Don't forget, even with great at-home oral hygiene, we recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. Are you due? Call to schedule an appointment today! (509) 381-7906