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You probably know that there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong. For example, you know that you should brush and floss regularly and that mouthwash can benefit you, but do you know exactly how mouthwash can help you?

Naturally, if you’re worried about your breath, mouthwash can help. Still, if you’re reaching for the mouthwash too often, or find yourself with recurring bad breath, you could be dealing with more serious problems, like gum disease. If you use mouthwash too often, please schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

Still, please don’t misunderstand: even though mouthwash won’t help you cure gum disease, some mouthwashes can help you prevent gum disease. If you’re interested in fighting off gum disease with mouthwash, we recommend using an antibacterial mouthwash. Similarly, you can find mouthwashes with fluoride in it, which can actually strengthen your pearly whites.

A mouthwash with alcohol in it can actually help you kill the bacteria that lead to gum disease and tooth decay. However, alcohol-free mouthwashes are often recommended for individuals who have sensitive teeth and for children. However, some claim that alcohol-free mouthwash is better for you because mouthwashes with alcohol can dry out your mouth.

To learn more about the care you can receive from our dentist in Dallas, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give Smiley Dental Garland a call at 214.321.8400. Our team will be happy to examine your teeth for signs of trouble and will gladly offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.