Hi, we’re Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli. Thanks for visiting our blog. Today’s post discusses mouthwash. Many people use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help slow down tooth decay. It should never be used exclusively, however. Good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene tool box.
It is important to know what kind of mouthwash you are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.
If you suffer from bad breath, it is important to choose a mouthwash containing ingredients that help prevent tooth decay (such as fluoride). Some of the ingredients in mouthwash can be dangerous, so be careful not to use too much.
Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions about mouthwash ingredients.
At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, we want everyone to have great-smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.
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