Everyone knows the golden rule of oral hygiene: brush your teeth. It’s been drilled into our heads since the very beginning. From chew with your mouth closed and share with others, brush your teeth is simply a fact of life. And whether it’s done with a fancy electronic toothbrush or the one your dentist gives you after every visit, no one doubts the power of a good cleaning multiple times a day. And for most of us, our efforts towards our oral hygiene stop right there. After the occasional flossing of course. Isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, it’s not.
Despite your best efforts, simply brushing your teeth only goes so far. Even after your diligently standard 2-minute brushing, bacteria that cause tooth decay lingers between the teeth untouched because the toothbrush bristles can’t reach it. Why do you still get cavities even though you brush your teeth? And why does your dentist keep telling you there is always room for improvement (hello more flossing)?
I propose an addendum to the golden rule that doesn’t require excessive flossing. Enter mouthwash. The best sidekick to daily healthy brushing. Mouthwash removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Because of its liquid form mouthwash can reach all the places that your toothbrush will never be able to reach. In addition, it can reach all the areas you would never even think about brushing. When was the last time you brushed the roof of your mouth or your inner cheeks? Probably never. Mouthwash removes bad bacteria from every part of your mouth after you’ve done your best brushing. Just call it the closer of oral health. Find your closer and start shopping for mouth rinse today. And maybe, just maybe, your dentist will be speechless the next time you visit.