Thanks for visiting the dental blog of Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS. In today’s post, we would like to discuss mouthwash and oral health in Monkton. Many residents use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help prevent tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though because good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene toolbox that you can utilize to improve oral health in Monkton.
It is important for Maryland residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath in the first place.
If you are one of the residents that suffers from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Maryland men and women also need to use caution when using mouthwashes because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.
Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions about mouthwash ingredients.
At Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS, we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but we also want them to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given. In addition to preventative dental care, Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter and brighter smile, talk to Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS about teeth whitening. Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS also provides general dentistry and family dentistry. At Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS we have been improving the smiles of residents in Monkton, Parkton and the surrounding areas since 1998. We have also prioritized helping patients improve oral health in Monkton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.