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If you are considering your options for additional steps to add to your oral care routine to keep your smile in good health, we invite you to add mouthwash to your habit of brushing and flossing every day. Mouthwash contains many benefits, including preventing gum disease and tooth decay.

While many patients use mouthwash for the sole purpose of relieving bad breath, it can actually address a number of harmful dental problems. In fact, if you frequently need to treat bad breath with, you should see a dentist in case this is a symptom of a bigger problem.

Though mouthwash is not a miracle solution to any oral health problem, several of the many types of mouthwashes on the market are intended to target specific dental concerns. An antibacterial mouthwash can help prevent gum disease by reducing the bacteria in your mouth. The presence of fluoride in mouthwash helps to fortify your teeth against acids and decay. If a mouthwash includes alcohol, this helps to kill the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay. For adults with sensitive teeth and children, an alcohol-free mouthwash is more suitable.

To ask our team any questions you have about how to choose a mouthwash in Woodbridge, Virginia, please feel free to give Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge a call at 703-878-7883 today and arrange a time to meet with our friendly dentist, Dr. Rita D. Wright.