Friday, 8 April 2016

SHOULD I USE MOUTHWASH regularly, to keep my mouth clean???

MOUTH WASH
Mouth wash is a liquid that reduce the infection loads in the oral cavity




CAN YOU USE MOUTH WASH INSTEAD OF TOOTH BRUSH OR FLOSS DAILY?
NO,Tooth brush helps you to clean your teeth daily,floss helps you to clean your teeth were brush cannot reach in the tight junctions.Mouth wash only helps you to improve the cleanliness.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE THE MOUTH WASH DAILY FOR YEARS?
Mouth wash acts on your saliva,alters your salivary PH ,which alters your tongue taste.


HOW LONG SHOULD YOU USE MOUTH WASH?
Use it only under dentist prescription,.ask your dentist how long to use??.dentist will guide you how long to use depending on your oral health.

USES
  • Reduces bad breathe kills bacteria,it is only a temporary relief.For permanent relief find out the cause for bad breathe and treat it
  • Gum disease

 TYPES OF MOUTH WASH


Anti-septic and Anti-plaque mouthwash ---  temporarily alters the formation of plaque

Anti-cavity mouthwash (can be used by patients wearing clip(orthodontic appliance to correct tooth malpoisition) ------  uses fluoride to protect against tooth cavity

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Highly concentrated mouth wash causes staining of teeth and denture


  • Concentrated and long term use of mouth wash can cause taste disturbance


such side effects can be eliminated by diluting mouthwash with water,and using mouth wash as directed instructions by dentist.

  • Mouth wash in  along run will mask the underlying issues like gum bleeding, decay, dry mouth etc 


Alcohol containing mouthwash

  • It can cause temporarily worsen dry mouth, making bad breathe still worse
  • Very high alcohol containing mouth wash ,can cause burning sensation in the mouth
  • Research is going on ,not yet confirmed that ,"Very high alcohol containing mouth wash ,can lead to elevated risk of oral cancer".

hence people are advised to use mouth wash under your dentist's prescription and not over the counter use for a long time.



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