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It is important to always keep your smile safe by removing plaque buildup and food debris that can linger in your mouth. By keeping your mouth clean, you can lower your risk for numerous oral health ailments. A highly effective treatment to consider beyond brushing and flossing is the use of mouthwash.

Mouthwash can be highly effective at times when brushing is not possible. After eating, your teeth are often highly sensitive, and products such as toothpaste can be too abrasive to use on your teeth. At this time, mouthwash can be highly effective at removing plaque and food debris buildup.

Mouthwash can come with a variety of benefits. However, always be sure to speak with your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance to ensure the product has met adequate standards for safety and effectiveness. Two common forms of mouthwash to consider are therapeutic mouthwashes and cosmetic mouthwashes. Therapeutic mouthwashes are effective for treating and lowering your risk for cavities, plaque buildup, gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath. Cosmetic mouthwashes are more effective at treating symptoms associated with freshening your breath.

Our team at Kenai Dental Clinic focuses on safe and effective professional cleanings to suit all your oral health care needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Glen Lockwood, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Kenai, Alaska. You are welcome to call us at 907-283-4875.