Should I use mouthwash as part of my oral hygiene routine?

Closeup of mid adult man pouring bottle of mouthwash into cap Mouthwash has long been a staple in oral hygiene routines, but there are still many people who aren’t sure whether mouthwash is necessary or not. Dr. Steven Holbrook of Albuquerque, NM is a professional who can work with patients and discuss the benefits of mouthwash. There are different mouthwashes that can be used to target specific oral health concerns, including bad breath, periodontal disease, or sensitive teeth. If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your dental health needs, mouthwash may be the answer!

What can mouthwashes be used to treat?

There are a variety of mouthwashes on the market that can be used to address different oral health concerns. Some mouthwashes are designed to help fight bad breath, while others are meant to combat gum disease or sensitivity. If you’re not sure which mouthwash is right for you, consult Dr. Steven Holbrook for advice.

How do I use mouthwash?

Mouthwash should be used after brushing and flossing your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water first, then pour a small amount of mouthwash into your mouth and swish it around for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Be sure to read the instructions on the bottle carefully, as some mouthwashes require you to hold them in your mouth for a specific period of time. Some require rinsing with water after while others do not.

What conditions can mouthwash be used to treat?

There are many reasons why Dr, Steven Holbrook may recommend integrating mouthwash into a patient’s dental health routine. Some of the conditions below can be addressed with the addition of mouthwash:

  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Halitosis
  • Oral thrush
  • Tooth decay

How do I learn more about integrating mouthwash into my oral health habits?

If you are looking for an all-in-one solution to your dental health needs, the addition of mouthwash may be the answer! Consult Dr. Steven Holbrook for advice on which mouthwash is right for you. The office is located at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard, NE Suite C, and new and returning patients can call 505-881-1159 to request a consultation visit with our team.

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