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Benefits of Mouthwash Elk Grove, CA
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Benefits of Mouthwash

When it comes to proper dental hygiene, brushing and flossing are non-negotiable. However, mouthwash can also be a valued tool in keeping your mouth clean and healthy. In fact, daily use of mouthwash can offer numerous benefits towards your oral health. Unfortunately, many patients are unaware of these benefits and assume mouthwash is simply a means to freshen your breath.

Should you add a mouthwash to your oral care routine? Here’s what you could gain by a simple swish each day:

Lower Cavity Risk
If you choose a mouthwash with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval, it can be a powerful weapon in fighting oral bacteria. When bacteria combines with the sugars you eat, it produces acids that eat away at your tooth enamel, which leads to the development of a cavity.

Prevent Plaque Buildup
When plaque is allowed to build up or accumulate in your mouth, oral health issues are sure to occur. While mouthwash isn’t strong enough to physically remove plaque, it can kill the bacteria that helps to create the plaque.

Strengthen Enamel
There are many mouthwash options to choose from, including those that contain extra calcium and other ingredients that can make your tooth enamel stronger. By strengthening this outer layer of your teeth, you can better protect them from decay, sensitivity and fracture.

Fight Gingivitis
Early gum disease (gingivitis) begins when plaque hardens along the gum line and irritates these soft tissues. If left untreated, gum disease can wreak havoc on your overall health and even result in tooth loss. By eliminating extra oral bacteria, a daily rinse of mouthwash can help prevent gum disease from ever developing or progressing past gingivitis.

Freshen Breath
Mouthwash typically comes in fresh minty flavors. However, mouthwash does more than just mask bad breath odors, it helps to fight against the root cause of your halitosis – which is often a combination of bacteria and acids.

Swish Your Way to Better Oral Health

Mouthwash should never be a substitute for brushing or flossing. However, using daily mouthwash is an excellent supplement to your oral care routine – especially if you want to go the extra mile in keeping your teeth and gums in top condition. To determine which type and brand of mouthwash is best for your smile, contact our experts at Laguna West Dental. We love giving patients the tools it takes to retain a healthy and confident smile through all stages of life.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

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As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

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In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

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Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

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In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!