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Thanksgiving is around the corner with food and treats at our fingertips. During the holidays, it’s easy to let oral hygiene slide with so much to feast on this season. This year, keep up with your oral care and try mouthwash for your extra oral needs.

There are many reasons to include a mouthwash in your oral hygiene routine. Some of these reasons include:

• To freshen breath
• Prevent tooth decay
• Reduce plaque
• Help prevent gum disease

Luckily there are two different kinds of mouthwashes available so you can choose which mouthwash is best for your specific needs. The two kinds of mouthwash are:

1.Cosmetic mouthwash: These mouth washing options can temporarily control bad breath but do not affect the cause of bad breath or kill bacteria. This is a great option if you are looking for a short term solution.

2.Therapeutic mouthwash: These mouth washing options reduce gum disease, cavities, plaque and fight bad breath. If you choose a fluoride mouthwash, the fluoride will reduce tooth decay. This is an excellent option for those wishing to prevent negative oral health.

As you can see, there are many reasons to use a mouthwash. Whatever your personal needs are, there are options for you to choose from with your mouth washing needs. If you have questions about your oral health, please contact your dentist. Your dentist will be able to assist you with any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.