Mouthwash is a liquid that is used to fight tooth decay and to prevent acid from damaging your teeth. At Fresh Meadows Dental, we encourage you to incorporate mouthwash into your daily oral health care routine. Fluoride is a mineral used in mouthwash to make your teeth stronger and is resist tooth decay that is caused by acid and bacteria.
To maximize the effectiveness of mouthwash, we recommend that you use mouthwash consistently and at the same time every day. We want all of our patients to have a proper and well-balanced diet for healthy teeth. Don’t forget to avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes after using mouthwash.
Regardless if you use mouthwash or not, it shouldn’t be a substitute for brushing and flossing. When you brush twice a day and use fluoride you are setting yourself up for healthy teeth!
Farid Hakimzadeh, DDS, operates Fresh Meadows Dental Care at 58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Suite 100, Flushing, New York, 11364. To schedule an appointment, call 718-224-7272 or visit Fresh Meadows Dental and fill out a contact form.