Mouthwash: Friend or Foe?



Mouthwash has a place in every house, but you should use it with caution.

If you open the cabinet in your bathroom right now, you probably have a bottle of mouthwash. It’s a helpful way to freshen your breath right? Well, yes, but there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you utilize the power of mouthwash. Today we’re going to be going over what makes this liquid friendly and what makes it a little treacherous. Let’s take a look.

The Benefits of Mouthwash

The best thing about mouthwash is the fact that it helps to keep cavities to a minimum. By killing a wide array of the germs that are present in your mouth, your dental health is protected by the minty blast of liquid. Killing germs also helps to keep gum disease from advancing. It can also help to soothe and reduce the frequency of cancer sores. Detoxing the area around the sore will burn at first, but the cleaning effects will help to heal the wound faster.  Another wonderful benefit of mouthwash is that it will help to keep your breath smelling fresh, but is that always a good thing?

The Negative Aspects of Mouthwash

Fresh breath is always a good thing, right? Well, not always. Sometimes periodontal disease, among other more serious medical issues, produce an odor in your mouth. Mouthwash can cover up the issue and prolong your noticing it. A speedy response to periodontal disease is always more beneficial than simply having fresh breath, so make sure to check in with the smells and tastes of your mouth before you swish, just to be safe. Though mouthwash has been linked to oral cancer in some cases, the American Dental Association has put their seal of approval on many alcohol-based rinses that have been reviewed for their safety.

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