The main benefits of mouthwash


The main benefits of mouthwash

Regular brushing of your teeth is important for your oral health. It is also important to use the best toothpastes and high quality antiseptic mouthwashes. Taking care of your teeth will help you avoid dental problems, gum problems, bad breath and erosion of your tooth enamel. Teething problems can happen at a young age, so it's important to avoid cavities and think about your oral health now by adopting a mouthwash that has many benefits! 

Here is a guide to the benefits of mouthwash for your teeth.

What is a mouthwash?

mouthwash is an antiseptic liquid that cleans the oral cavity. This is why it is important to keep it in the mouth before spitting it out. It is available as a pure or diluted product. It has antiseptic and anti-infection properties when prescribed after cosmetic surgery or for cavity prevention. It can also be used as a non-medicinal solution, as it can also be used to complement tooth brushing or to freshen breath.

It relieves oral diseases

Oral hygiene is a tricky business, as often basic oral care such as brushing your teeth is not enough. In order to have strong and healthy teeth, it is important to complement brushing with an effective mouthwash solution. The oral cavity itself is a real headache and can be affected by certain diseases of varying degrees of complexity.

Here are the main mouthwash formulas according to the diseases:

1) The antiseptic formula

The antiseptic mouthwash generally contains highly dosed active ingredients against bacteria. The main components of this mouthwash are: chlorhexidine and hexetidine. It can therefore be used to treat infections and inflammations of the oral mucosa. Its main effect is to relieve swollen gums and pain in the case of abscesses. However, it is important to complement their use with an antibiotic treatment prescribed by your dentist. Two to three antiseptic mouthwashes a day for a fortnight.

2) The protective formula

The protective mouthwash helps to strengthen the enamel of the teeth to give it good resistance to acid attacks. These are the ones that cause tooth decay. It is therefore only suitable for people with this type of oral disease. However, it can be used by teenagers who wear braces because they have problems brushing their teeth. It is only used as a preventative measure. In other words, it cannot cure a cavity. It is important to use this mouthwash after every meal for at least a month to start with.

3) The gum formula

This gum care mouthwash is used to tone and reduce plaque formation. It usually consists of low doses of antiseptics, fluoride and anti-inflammatories. The most commonly used is enoxolone. Furthermore, this mouthwash is only suitable for people whose gums bleed when brushing their teeth. After use, you will notice a reduction in bleeding and an improvement in the appearance of the gums. It is important to use one to two mouthwashes a day for a fortnight.

4) The purifying formula

The purifying mouthwash consists of natural disinfectants but also essential oils. The best known purifying mouthwashes are Botot water, Gum Gingidex, Listerine Coolmint, Listerine Tooth and Gum Protection. It is particularly useful when you have bad breath and want your brushing to be much more effective. It helps to keep the gums healthy. The refreshing effect is felt immediately and lasts for several hours. It should be used after each brushing.

5) Formula against mouth ulcers

This mouthwash contains a healing activator. This is a hyaluronic acid that forms a protective and adhesive film in the oral mucosa. The main products against mouth ulcers are : Bloxaphte, Gum Aftamed. They are useful when you have canker sores and ulcers. They can also be used to prevent mouth ulcers. It helps to relieve pain quickly and accelerate healing. It is always used undiluted at least three times a day, and more if necessary, until the symptoms disappear.

It provides good dental protection

You will agree that bad breath is unpleasant, as is tooth erosion on the tooth surface. To relieve bleeding gums, to keep your mouth fresh and to avoid tooth sensitivity, use a mouthwash. You can use it for adult teeth as well as for the first milk teeth or permanent teeth of children.

To keep your teeth in tip-top shape, use the special mouthwash for tooth care and caries. A daily mouthwash or gum protection listerine with or without a dental spray is a good mouthwash solution for good breath and cavity prevention. For healthy teeth and strong tooth enamel, you can use a mouthwash with an essential oil base. 

You can complement the tooth protection of the mouthwash by using a suitable electric toothbrush. You can use the Y-Brush toothbrush. It has a sonic technology that is much less aggressive than the oscillating and "fashionable" ones from all the big brands such as OralB, My variations, Sonicare. It therefore also helps to relieve oral diseases.


We hope this guide has helped you understand the main benefits of mouthwash. We also hope that you will find the most suitable mouthwash for your oral problem. If you use it with a suitable electric toothbrush, you will have no trouble relieving your oral problems.


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