Mouth rinses – Know Them Better

The Two Different Types of Mouthwash
Mouth fresheners and Therapeutic rinses. Depending on your health, you will need different things.

Mouth Fresheners

These rinses freshen breath .If you’re not sure if this mouthwash is what you need, talk to your dentist for a recommendation.

Therapeutic Rinses

Therapeutic rinses contain active ingredients that kill bacteria to reduce plaque (soft deposits) and reduce sensitivity. This will help fight inflamed and bleeding gums.

What Ingredients Are in Mouth rinses ?

While mouth rinses will change from brand to brand, most mouth rinses will contain the following ingredients:
  • Alcohol
  • Antibacterial Enzymes
  • Cetylpyridinium chloride
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Detergents
  • Essential oils
  • Fluoride
  • Herbs and other “natural” ingredients
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Zinc chloride

A Mouthwash to Suit Your Needs

To freshen breath, any mouthwash will temporarily freshen your breath. If you have recurring cavities a fluoride containing mouthwash will work for you. If you are fighting plaque and gingivitis, then look for a mouth rinse with cetylpyridinium chloride or essential oils. Finally, if you have dry mouth, then get professional advice and do avoid mouth rinses which contain alcohol.


Brushing and flossing cannot be replaced with using a mouth rinse it is an adjunct .you will need a professional advise to which type of mouthwash is the best for you.

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