Hi, we are Drs. Almeida & Bell. Thanks for visiting our Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center blog. In today’s post we would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Colorado residents use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help slow tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though; good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene tool box.
It is important for Colorado 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 Lone Tree residents that suffer from bad breath, it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Colorado 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 Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center 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, Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile talk to Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center about teeth whitening. Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center also provides porcelain veneers and dental implants.
At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center we have been improving the smiles of residents in Lone Tree, Denver and the surrounding areas since 1977. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.