To use mouthwash or not use mouthwash? That is the question!

July 19, 2016

Many parents have questions and concerns on whether or not their child should begin to use mouthwash. Well, if your concern is “is it safe?”, the answer is YES! It is safe as long as the child does NOT swallow. Mouthwash contains alcohol and fluoride that could hurt the little one’s tummy if they swallow […]

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Don’t rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth!

June 18, 2015

Don’t rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth! Rinsing washes away the protective fluoride coating left by the toothpaste, which would otherwise add hours of protection. If you are thirsty drink a glass of water before brushing your teeth!

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Fluoride Mouth Rinses

January 30, 2014

  Clinical studies indicate that regular use of a fluoride mouth rinse (daily or weekly, depending on the rinse) can provide additional protection against cavities over that provided by fluoride toothpaste.

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Types of Mouth Rinses and Who Should Use Them?

January 29, 2014

    What types of mouth rinses are there and who should use them? Alcohol mouth rinses – dries out the tissues in one’s mouth. Is absorbed into the tissues in one’s mouth – dry mouths are more susceptible to caries Fluoride mouth rinses –alcohol free, have the added benefit of fluoride – strengthens teeth […]

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Reasons to Use Mouth Rinses

January 28, 2014

  Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons: to freshen breath, to help prevent or control tooth decay, to reduce plaque (a thin film of bacteria that forms on teeth), to prevent or reduce gingivitis (an early stage of gum disease), to reduce the speed that tartar (hardened plaque) forms on the teeth, […]

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