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[NEWSmedia] – The use of mouthwash or commonly called mouthwash can complement the routine associated with your mouth every day. This means that mouthwash can not be used as a replacement for toothbrushes.
Not many people know that there are actually two types of mouthwash that can be selected as needed. They are cosmetic and therapeutic mouthwash. Cosmetic mouthwash can control bad breath and leave pleasant taste.
But it does not have chemical or biological content because of its temporary nature. That is, if a mouthwash product does not kill bacteria that cause bad breath, it means that the benefits are just cosmetic.
While therapeutic mouthwash has active ingredients that aim to help overcome or reduce conditions such as bad breath, gingivitis, plaque and tooth decay. The active ingredients that may be used by therapeutic mouthwash include cetylpyridinium chloride, essential oils, fluorine and peroxide.
Here are some of the benefits of mouthwash to maintain your oral health:
1. Refreshes the spirit
This is especially for cosmetic mouthwash, it can reduce bad breath. With a wide variety of flavors to choose from, the benefits of this mouthwash can temporarily kill bacteria that cause bad breath and provide a freshly cohesive breath.
2. Blocking of plaque building
Various useful mouthwash helps prevent the build up of plaque on the gum, between the teeth and the teeth when brushing. Although it can reduce the build-up of plaques, it can not reduce the plaque that is already on your teeth. So always remember to brush your teeth carefully.
3. Reduces the cavities
Gurgling with fluoride nozzles can actually reduce the cavities. There have been many studies on the benefits of fluoride in reducing demineralization and hole in the teeth.
4. Fight chewing gum
With periodontal disease like inflammation in the gum, gums and teeth can swell or become infected due to bacterial and plaque plaques attached to the teeth.
Antibacterial mouthwashes containing alcohol or chlorhexidine are likely to prevent gum disease.
5. Relieve cancer ulcers
The benefits of mouthwash can ease comfort, work by detaching the area in question. This is considered to be effective in reducing the number of bacteria that may irritate the affected area.
6. Protect pregnancy
Periodontal disease is a risk factor for childbearing and underweight children. This is because bacteria from chewing gum infections can infiltrate blood circulation in pregnant women and increase swelling that can stimulate contractions.
The latest study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that potential mothers who use mouthwash during pregnancy have a very small chance of premature delivery.
7. White teeth
Mouthwash does not have the same effect as teeth whitening. But one of the benefits of therapeutic mouthwash is the bleaching effect if used in the long term. If this is your goal, look for a mouthwash containing carbamide peroxide as one of the active ingredients.
Based on the list of benefits of mouthwash above, mouthwash offers really nice benefits. But it is important to know that not every mouthwash is the same. Gurgling can also use saltwater that can be made alone at home with warm water and salt. While mouthwash marketed contains a variety of ingredients ranging from fluorine or alcohol or chlorhexidine.
Keep in mind that mouthwash is not recommended for children under six years. This is because of the swallowing reflexes that are still not fully developed in children of that age.
So there is a possibility that they accidentally swallow a large amount of mouthwash that triggering side effects such as nausea, vomiting and even poisoning. Make sure that you always check product labels for more specific warnings and minimum age recommendations. [go-dok]
editor: News Media
Benefits of mouthwash for oral health