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If you would like extra protection against tooth decay and gum disease, consider adding rinsing with mouthwash to your daily dental hygiene routine. Mouthwash does not replace brushing and flossing, but it can complement the positive effects to your oral health. Mouthwash can do many things for your smile, including:

– Give you fresher breath

– Help prevent tooth decay

– Reduce or prevent gum disease

– Reduce the rate at which tartar forms on the teeth

Choose a mouthwash that will help the condition that you wish to treat most, as one mouthwash rarely does everything. Look for a mouthwash that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal on the label. The ADA seal recognizes companies that show scientific proof that their products work. You can even find the ADA seal on some generic and store brands.

Even though each type of mouthwash will have unique directions, some mouth rinsing tips are universal. You can use mouthwash either before or after you brush and floss. The benefits are the same. Swish mouthwash for 30 to 60 seconds. If you swish for less than 30 seconds, you may not get the full benefits, and more than 60 seconds is not needed. Be patient when waiting for the results of mouth rinsing. If your mouthwash is meant to whiten your teeth or help improve bleeding gums, it may take a few weeks for improvement to be apparent.

We welcome you to contact Mathew Berg DDS at 915-591-5333 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist[B7]  in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Mathew Berg. We are excited to welcome you and your family to our dental family!