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Mouthwash is a great tool in any dental-health enthusiast’s toolbox. It can help you keep your oral cavity pristine and your breath pleasant, and it’s really not that difficult to use.

Mouthwash’s primary advantage is its removal of plaque and debris from your oral cavity. The fluid materials that make up mouthwash house antibacterial chemicals that rinse your oral cavity, and the swishing action you use while rinsing with mouthwash pushes out leftover debris from the crevices between your pearly whites, where bacteria like to develop cavities.

To use mouthwash, simply pour the instructed amount (as seen on the container) into a cup and swish it in your mouth for about half of a minute. Once you’ve swished it around, spit it out into the sink and don’t eat anything for half-an-hour. And while the main purpose of mouthwash is to reinforce and protect your teeth and gums, your friends and family won’t mind the delightfully fresh breath you’ll have as a result of use!

We’d love to teach you more about what mouthwash can do for you, including all about how it helps to avoid periodontal disease. To speak with our American Fork, Utah, Masterpiece Dental team now, reach out to us at 801.756.5136. Dr. Brandon Green and the staff here will be thrilled to answer whatever questions we can for you!