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One of the most effective oral health care cleaning products beyond toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss, is mouthwash. Although mouthwash is not as effective as brushing, it is extremely effective to keep your mouth safe from numerous forms of dental damage and can add an additional level of security to your smile. However, be aware of the benefits and types of mouthwash that do exist.

Mouthwash is often broken into two main types, therapeutic mouthwash, and cosmetic mouthwash. Typically, therapeutic mouthwash focuses on improving your health, whereas cosmetic mouthwashes are merely ways to mask bad breath and leave your mouth with a pleasant taste. Therapeutic mouthwash has been shown to help reduce gingivitis gum disease, plaque, cavities, and bad breath.

Another key benefit that is often touted in mouthwash is for whitening teeth. Speak with your dentist about product recommendations or suggestions about any product and its intended benefits including those types of mouthwash that claim to remove stains and discolorations in your smile. If you are suffering from any oral hygiene ailments, speak with your dentist about using mouthwash to improve the health of your teeth and gums.

Are you in need of an oral exam or professional cleaning? If you would like to know if you require additional oral health care treatments, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Catalina Phan and our team at Campbell Dental Care at our dentist office in Campbell, California, by calling us at 408-364-1122.