From supplements to creams and everything in-between, it can be tough to decide what will work best for you and your family when it comes to healthcare products, and oral care is no exception.

So, how do you know if you’re making the right choice for your mouth? Here’s your guide to how popular mouth rinses really influence your oral health and what could be best for you.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

Worried about bad breath? Antibacterial mouthwash may be the way to go. More so, this type of rinse helps limit plaque buildup and protects against gum disease by killing bacteria in your mouth.

Fluoride Rinse

A fluoride-based mouthwash is optimal for patients who don’t drink fluoridated water often. Because fluoride strengthens teeth and is a natural occurring mineral, a fluoride rinse can help protect the enamel of your teeth and prevent tooth decay. While fluoride mouthwash may help prevent cavities, it is not ideal for individuals who have or are prone to developing gum disease.

Prescription Rinses

For patients who have gum disease or gingivitis, a prescription-strength mouthwash may be the best option as it contains stronger bacteria fighting properties than most brands that are available over-the-counter. If you think you may be a candidate for prescription mouthwash, be sure to ask us at your next appointment.

Wondering what else you can do keep your mouth clean and healthy? Give our practice a call to schedule your next visit.