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Do you do everything you can think of to keep your smile healthy and strong? Do you wish you could do something else? If so, we have good news for you. Mouthwash can be useful for more than your breath.

To be fair, some mouthwashes are only meant to cover bad breath, but if you are using mouthwash consistently just to improve your breath, please know that you could actually be covering a deeper, underlying problem. If you’re experiencing this problem, we recommend visiting our dentist, Dr. Lois Lee, to examine your teeth. Still, even mouthwashes designed to enhance your smile can be useful for preventing tooth decay because it will carry away the plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.

Other mouthwashes are designed to fight off the bacteria to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. These mouthwashes are especially useful if you’ve already been treated for tooth decay or gum disease. Similarly, some mouthwashes contain fluoride with will strengthen and protect your teeth.

Still, not every mouthwash is right for everyone. Many mouthwashes contain alcohol. While this will help fight bacteria, it may lead to dry mouth and is usually bad for children.

To learn more, please feel free to give Meadowdale Dental Clinic a call at (425) 361-0842. We look forward to hearing from you soon!