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You may know that there are several things you’ll have to do if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you probably know that brushing and flossing are important, mouthwash can benefit you as well. However, do you know exactly what mouthwash can do for you?

As you probably know, using mouthwash can help you fight off bad breath. However, mouthwash won’t be able to help you prevent gum disease—which is a common reason for your bad breath. If you’re reaching for gum disease too often, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team.

Still, even though mouthwash might not be able to help you address the cause of your bad breath, it can help you prevent problems like gum disease. If you’d like to use gum disease to help you fight this issue off, please choose an antibacterial mouthwash. You can also choose mouthwashes with fluoride in them if you’re interested in strengthening your pearly whites.

You could also choose a mouthwash with alcohol in it if you’re interested in killing the bacteria that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. We also recommend alcohol-free mouthwashes for individuals with sensitive teeth and for children. Still, some argue that alcohol-free mouthwash is a better option in general because alcohol can actually dry out your mouth.

If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from our dentist in Dallas, Texas, we invite you to give Smiley Dental Hampton a call at 214.467.4800. Our friendly and professional team will gladly inspect your pearly whites and give you personalized advice on the best mouthwash for you. We’re excited to meet with you.