Guide to choosing the right mouthwash

Guide to choosing the right mouthwash

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth every day is the foundation of a good oral hygiene practice. You may get tooth decay and bacterial infections if you do not maintain a consistent oral health program.  Here at Creed Orthodontics, we’ve compiled a list of the conditions that mouthwashes can help with. This should assist you in determining which oral rinse is best for you.

Gum Disease

Antiseptic mouthwashes help to minimize the number of bacteria on and near the gum line, lowering your risk of getting gingivitis. Antibacterial and antimicrobial substances are the main constituents in antiseptic mouthwashes. If you’re concerned about your mouth’s overall gum health, antiseptic mouthwash is a better choice.


Fluoride is an excellent tool for preventing tooth decay. It protects teeth from rotting and is beneficial to overall oral health since it destroys microorganisms that can reside in the mouth. Fluoride also strengthens teeth.

Breath Problems

Fluoride mouthwash can help with any bad breath problems you may have. It’s made to get rid of any germs that’s accumulating in your mouth. Most mouthwashes will help you get rid of foul breath, but some are made expressly for this problem.

The American Dental Association (ADA Approval)

The American Dental Association (ADA) examines all mouth rinses for safety and effectiveness. Any mouthwash that has been approved by the ADA has had to pass stringent tests to see if the manufacturer’s claims are backed up by scientific data. If you’re looking for a good mouthwash, seek for one that has the ADA mark of approval to be sure you’re getting a good rinse.


Contact our Cypress, TX Orthodontic practice or ask Benjamin Creed during your next appointment if you’re having trouble deciding which mouthwash to use. If you notice a burning feeling in your mouth’s delicate tissues, stop using the product right away. Avoid giving mouthwash to children under the age of six and keep all mouthwashes out of reach of youngsters because they contain alcohol and other potentially hazardous ingredients.