Maintaining a set of healthy white teeth may take a lifetime. You have to be sure to use proper brushing and flossing techniques as part of your daily oral care habit to reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. You can also go the extra mile by supplementing your daily oral care habit by using mouthwash.
Brushing and flossing might be reliable ways to clean your teeth, but mouthwash can reach deeper places that a brush or dental floss cannot reach. Careful consideration must be observed when choosing the type of mouthwash to use, as alcohol-based mouthwashes can sometimes irritate and dry your mouth.
If you want to supplement your daily oral hygiene habit with mouthwash, it is important to know what mouthwash does, the types of mouthwash available, as well as what makes them unique. Remember, mouthwash is not a replacement for regular brushing and flossing—these are still the most reliable ways of cleaning your teeth.
Here’s what you need to know about the different types of mouthwash available on the market.
1. Fluoride Mouthwash
Fluoride mouthwashes are a great supplement to your dental care regimen if you live in an area where fluoridated water is not available. This type of mouthwash contains sodium fluoride, a compound that has been known for decades to fight cavities and tooth decay. Be mindful that too much fluoride levels can be toxic.
2. Antiseptic Mouthwash
This is the most common type of mouthwash. Antiseptic mouthwashes are typically alcohol-based. They are commonly used to stop bacterial growth in people with oral infections. Antiseptic mouthwashes are also used to fight bad breath or halitosis.
Since alcohol is a powerful agent, it is recommended to avoid overusing alcohol-based mouthwashes. These will leave your mouth feeling dry and cause discoloration of teeth due to enamel erosion. Certain people may also find this type of mouthwash irritating.
3. Cosmetic Mouthwash
Cosmetic mouthwashes temporarily control bad breath and leave your mouth feeling fresh. Unfortunately, these do not reduce the risk of tooth decay or gum diseases.
4. Natural Mouthwash
Natural mouthwashes have gained popularity recently as an alternative to alcohol-based oral rinses. This type of mouthwash does what other types of mouthwashes do except it is made of natural ingredients minus their drawbacks such as irritation or toxicity. Due to its organic nature, natural mouthwashes are considered safer than other types of mouthwash. However, these are also more expensive than other more common mouthwash types and are rarely available off the shelf or over the counter.
5. Nanosilver Mouth Rinse
A new type of mouthwash that has emerged recently, this type of mouthwash contains nanosilver particles. Studies show that nanosilver particles are effective at penetrating dental plaque and allowing other neutralizing agents to get through and break it down. Aside from this function, nanosilver is also a neutralizing antimicrobial agent that promotes uptake of calcium, which results in stronger teeth.
A primary example of this type of mouthwash in Elementa Nanosilver Mouth rinse. This breakthrough in dental care is a product of extensive research and development. Silver nanoparticles have been known as a powerful antibacterial agent for years. Further study into silver nanoparticles yielded a solution that would ultimately be able to neutralize oral acids, break down plaque, and fight bacteria in a healthy and safe way. Thus, oral rinses that contain silver nanoparticles were developed immediately.
What type of mouthwash is best?
We choose nanosilver mouthwash. But why?
Think about a product that has all the benefits of other types of mouthwashes, without their negative side effects such as dry mouth and irritation. Imagine a product that actually works long term instead of just masking bad breath temporarily. Elementa’s plant-based nanosilver technology allows it to penetrate dental plaque and deliver other neutralizing agents directly to the surface of your teeth. Think of it as a Trojan Horse that basically destroys plaque from the inside.
Elemental Nanosilver Mouth rinse is antibacterial, non-toxic, and does not leave a burning sensation in your mouth unlike other mouthwashes in the market. It is 100% safe to use.
The mouth rinse is made of only 5 core ingredients:
- The plant-based nanosilver acts as a delivery agent, penetrating plaque.
- Calcium remineralizes your teeth to keep them strong.
- Xylitol neutralizes the acid that is produced by bacteria that causes plaque.
- Natural flavors derived from plant extracts to leave a fresh sensation in your mouth after use.
- Finally, water keeps everything together.
Before using mouthwash, it is important to seek the advice of dental care professionals to determine which type of mouthwash is the right one for you. Also, make sure to use products that have the American Dental Association seal of approval. Don’t forget to always follow the instructions on the label or your dental care professional.