Mouthwash Facts In Maple Grove

Categories: Dental Health

Your Maple Grove Family Dentist Shares Mouthwash Facts

Hi, I am Dr. Jamie Sledd and this is the Arbor Lakes Dental blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many people use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good dental health starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.

It is important for Minnesota residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.

If you are one of the Maple Grove 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 people 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 if you feel have over used your mouthwash.

At Arbor Lakes Dental, we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but 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, Arbor Lakes Dental offers a wide range of Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, Arbor Lakes Dental offers various teeth whitening options. Arbor Lakes Dental also provide restorative dentistry and family dentistry.

At Arbor Lakes Dental we have been improving the smiles of residents in Maple Grove and the surrounding areas since 1992. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota