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Our dentist strongly encourages you to rinse your mouth once a day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. As you rinse, it’s best to use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. There are many reasons why you should rinse your mouth, and our dental team is happy to tell you all about them. Rinsing with mouthwash can benefit you in many ways. In fact, it can:

-Help you prevent cavities: If you use fluoride mouthwash, the fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel to give it the ability to fight bacteria and other decay-causing substances. It’s important to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly. Rinsing can also clean the mouth and keep those decay-causing substances away.

-Help you prevent gum disease: If you use antibacterial mouthwash, it kills the bacteria in the mouth. This is helpful because that bacteria causes plaque, and plaque causes gum disease. It’s important to prevent plaque buildup and wash plaque away as much as possible.

-Help you have a more attractive smile: This is possible because the mouthwash can complete the smile-cleaning job and remove food particles stuck between your teeth. Rinsing with cosmetic mouthwash can whiten your smile, and rinsing can freshen your breath.

For more information and details about rinsing with mouthwash in Memphis, Tennessee, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Whitley Wills, please contact us when you have the chance. All you need to do is call Dr. J. Whitley Wills at 901-726-9525 and our dental team will be happy to give you the help and answers you need. We look forward to talking with you!