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Do you know the varieties of mouthwash? Some are designed to fight plaque, others to strengthen tooth enamel, to freshen breath, or even help whiten teeth. When you choose a mouthwash product, consider carefully to ensure it is capable of doing what you require.

Although mouthwash can be highly helpful for your oral health care needs, you never want to use it as a substitute for daily brushing and flossing. Instead, remember that mouthwash is a supplementary cleaning tool–a highly effective tool for use directly after meals when brushing your teeth may be too abrasive.

Most mouthwash products are designed to freshen your breath. However, some work better than others, and some are also clinically proven to fight the effects of halitosis. Always look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on a mouthwash product or speak with your dentist to determine which brand or product is best suited for your smile and your own personal oral health care needs.

If you would like a professional dental cleaning from Shelly Ereth Barone at our dentist office in Metairie, Louisiana, call us as 504-832-1164. Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone and our team want to help your teeth remain clean and healthy for a lifetime to come.