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Getting rid of plaque from your pearly whites at least once per day is an essential part of an awesome hygiene routine. When plaque sits on teeth for too long, it can fashion tartar, which eventually leads to periodontal disease. Rinsing with a mouthwash solution, in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing, can help you keep your mouth clean and healthy. Mouthwash can diminish tooth corrosion, periodontal disease (also called periodontitis), tartar and plaque. Removing the plaque on your chompers by rinsing with mouthwash will reduce the quantity of enamel-attacking acids in your mouth that lead to cavities, and it might lower your risk for periodontal disease.

Using mouthwash is actually pretty straightforward. You can wash out your mouth by swishing the manufacturer-recommended amount of mouthwash for 30 to 60 seconds before spitting it out. Do not consume for at least 30 minutes after using the mouthwash; this will support your chompers to get the best advantage from using the mouthwash.

Have you had a checkup at our office in Syracuse, Utah, in the last six months? Do you have any questions or concerns about mouthwash that Dr. Shad Ingram and the VIP Smiles team could answer? Please call 801-776-3000 now to pencil in your next checkup, and we’ll get you all set up. We can’t wait to see you!