O’Fallon Dentist Helps Patients Boost Oral Health With Mouthwash

Written by Dr. Brace on Apr 19, 2022

Today our O’Fallon dentists are going to be sharing information about using mouth rinse. We hope that you find that article helpful, and that it empowers you to make some simple yet effective changes to your dental routine. Keep reading to learn more… 

Disrupt Plaque

Even rinsing your smile with plain water helps to improve your oral health. By promptly clearing away bacterial plaque and dental debris, you make it harder for harmful oral bacteria to use sugars and refined carbohydrates as fuel to grow. The physical act of swishing a liquid in your mouth and around your teeth is beneficial. 

Encourage Saliva  

When you rinse your smile, you also prompt your body to produce and release smile-boosting saliva. Saliva helps to remineralize, or strengthen, dental enamel. Both oral bacteria, which release acids, and acidic foods and drinks demineralize enamel, which is why it is especially important to rinse your smile after eating or drinking. 


You can also use specially formulated mouth rinses to get additional benefits from your rinsing routine. Fluoride, for example, strengthens dental enamel—that is why it’s so often found in toothpastes and mouth rinses. Look for other ingredients like peroxide, chlorhexidine, and cetylpyridinium chloride to whiten teeth and fight odor-causing oral bacteria.

Remember that our O’Fallon dentists are always here to answer any questions you may have, and to provide you with additional guidance. Give our office a call to speak to a member of our team!