Mouthwash Versus Brushing: Brushing Wins
The allure of a quick clean might make you reach for mouthwash, but is it a substitute for the thorough cleaning power of a toothbrush? In this blog, Parkcrest Dental Group breaks down how each contender helps your overall dental health.
Mouthwash may provide you with an instant breath freshener, but that doesn’t mean that it is doing the job your toothbrush can. When your teeth need a good cleaning, mouthwash simply masks the issue with minty flavor. If your breath is chronically bad, it could be a sign of other issues. Gum disease causes constant bad breath and is a health issue that can impact your entire body. Skipping the toothbrush in favor of mouthwash can lead to worsening gum disease and more serious dental issues. Also, mouthwash containing alcohol can be very bad for teeth.
There is a reason that people all around the world are daily toothbrushers… it works! Brushing your teeth removes particles that could lead to decay. It also removes bacteria that can cause bad breath. Additionally, brushing consistently can help ward off gum disease! Toothbrushing alone can’t solve all your dental problems, so make sure to schedule regular cleanings and exams!
Contact Parkcrest Today!
If you have been reaching for the mouthwash instead of the toothbrush, contact Parkcrest Dental Group today. We would be happy to get to know your smile and help keep it healthy and beautiful!