Posted .

Is mouthwash safe and effective for your smile? Although there are many brands and products available in the mouth rinse repertoire, as long as you follow a few simple guidelines, the products will be safe to use and can benefit you in a variety of ways.

The most important aspect of choosing a mouthwash is to understand what benefits you want from it. Some types of mouthwash can fight tooth decay and gum disease, some have fluoride, some have teeth whitening substances, some are used for destroying bacteria, and other exist merely to freshen your breath. Look for the American Dental Association’s ADA Seal of Acceptance to ensure the product you are using meets both safety and efficiency guidelines established by the dental community. You can also speak with our dentist about which product may be best suited for your needs.

If you are looking for a product to combat halitosis, also known as bad breath, it is first important to understand what is causing your bad breath. If you use a breath freshener but continue to have bad breath, or the bad breath often returns, you could potentially have a deeper underlying condition such as gum disease, or medical conditions such as liver and kidney problems.

To meet with our Bright Smiles Dental team in Casselberry, Florida, please contact us at 407-628-1066 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley. We look forward to helping your smile thrive for years to come!