Mouthwash and Toothpaste: The Facts

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Did you know that there are a number of things you could do to protect your oral health? For example, you may already understand that you should visit our dentists in Chelsea, Michigan, at least once every six months, floss correctly, and brush your teeth on a daily basis. Still, have you heard that buying the right mouthwash and toothpaste could also benefit your teeth and gums?

For example, you’ve probably seen the variety of mouthwash options at your grocery store. Still, do you understand which of these choices might be the best for your pearly whites? In you have, we suggest contacting our dental team to get the most out of adding mouthwash to your routine. However, there are a few guidelines you may want to follow. For instance, some mouthwashes contain alcohol and could help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, but can hurt individuals with sensitive teeth. Mouthwash that has fluoride in it could be a great solution for those who want to keep their pearly whites strong, but shouldn’t be ingested—and therefore shouldn’t be given to little children.

Similarly, are you aware that there are a few things you should think about when you’re choosing the perfect toothpaste for your unique needs? For example, have you heard that you should buy a brush with soft bristles? If you choose not to, you could actually damage your gums or your enamel. To clean out your mouth as thoroughly as possible, you should also find a toothbrush that fits in your mouth easily.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the care you can receive from our team, please don’t hesitate to give Chelsea Family Dentistry a call at 734-475-8500. Dr. Napieralski, Dr. Wisniewski, Dr. Shayota, and our team will be happy to assess your smile and to give you personalized advice. We’re excited to meet with you!