Hi, I am doctor Blake Cameron. Thanks for visiting my Aspen Dental of Cache Valley blog. In today’s post, I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Utah residents use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene toolbox.
It is important for Utah residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.
If you are one of the Logan residents that suffer from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Utah men and women also need to use caution when using mouthwash because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.
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 Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, 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.
In addition to preventative dental care, Aspen Dental of Cache Valley offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile talk to Aspen Dental of Cache Valley about teeth whitening. Aspen Dental of Cache Valley also provides family dentistry and family dentistry.
At Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, we have been improving the smiles of residents in Logan, Cache Valley and the surrounding areas since 2012. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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