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Mouthwash is a product often used to freshen breath, but it can also be used to provide effective oral health treatments. Depending on the product, some mouth cleansers include added ingredients such as fluoride to protect your teeth. Others are designed to whiten teeth. No matter the mouthwash, always make sure to discuss your products with you dentist before use. Listed below are a few basics about mouthwash:

– Be sure to have any mouthwash products you plan on using approved or recommended prior to use. If you cannot get a hold of your dentist, look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which ensures the products meet the safety and effectiveness standards set by the American Dental Association.
– Many forms of mouthwash have been proven to effectively fight against halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath.
– Mouthwash that is used to reduce the risk of tooth decay can be used after meals. The mouthwash can help wash away harmful acids that can eat through tooth enamel.

If you take care of teeth correctly, they can last an entire lifetime. If you would like to speak with Dr. Narinder Mahal and our team about mouthwash basics or other oral health care treatments, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Land Park Dental in Sacramento, California, by calling 916-421-2200. We will do our best to help you in any way we can.