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If you’re interested in adding rinsing with mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine, then you most likely have questions about which type of mouthwash to use. Fortunately, there are many different types of mouthwash that can help with different things. Our dentist, Dr. Alan J. White, would like to tell you all about them so you can select the right rinse for you. The types of mouthwashes available include:

-Breath-freshening mouthwash: This is called cosmetic mouthwash. This product typically freshens the breath and whitens the teeth. It most likely does not improve your oral health. This is a great option if you’re only interested in enhancing your smile and eliminating bad breath. Now remember: Almost every mouthwash (no matter which type) can help with bad breath.

-Fluoride mouthwash: Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen your teeth. If you use fluoride mouthwash, you can reduce your chances of falling victim to tooth decay and enamel erosion. This product can help you have a strong and healthy smile.

-Antibacterial mouthwash: This product is meant to kill the bacteria in your mouth. This helps you prevent plaque buildup and gum disease. So, if you want healthy teeth and gums, this is the right product for you.

Now remember, rinsing does not replace your brushing and flossing routines, and it’s best to select a rinse that has been approved by the American Dental Association. Do you have questions about mouthwash in Staunton, Virginia? If so, contact Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. today at 540-886-1979! Our dental team will be happy to hear from and help you.