In the modern age, many oral hygiene product manufacturers have embraced invasive marketing messages in an attempt to woo customers to purchase their products. One of the most obtrusive examples comes from antiseptic mouthwash.
Some manufacturers have claimed that the ingredients in antiseptic mouthwash are strong enough to kill bacteria in your mouth and wash away food particles. Even though many of these antiseptic ingredients do help kill bacteria, they can never beat the effectiveness of flossing.
A highly effective flossing technique involves gently working the strand between two teeth. You should then curve it into a U-shape before passing it up and down along the edge of the tooth. Once this is done, you should carefully work the strand down into the gumline. Be sure to also floss behind each of your back molars.
Once this is done, you can then vigorously rinse your mouth with a quality antiseptic mouthwash to help kill lingering bacteria and remove loose food particles from your mouth.
When shopping for antiseptic mouthwash, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This signifies that the brand of mouthwash has been tested and researched for safety and effectiveness as part of a daily oral hygiene routine.
If you have questions about how to best use antiseptic mouthwash in Durham, North Carolina, you can always call Ninth Street Dental at 919-286-9090 to seek further advice from your dentist, Dr. Shirin Mashhoon.