Hi, I am Dr. Clint Blackwood and this is the Salt Lake Dental Care blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Utah residents use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.
It is important for Utah 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 Murray residents that suffers from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay, such as fluoride. Utah folks 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 if you feel have over used your mouthwash.
At Salt Lake Dental Care 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, Salt Lake Dental Care offers a wide range of Murray UT cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, Salt Lake Dental Care offers various teeth whitening in Murray options. Salt Lake Dental Care also provides general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
At Salt Lake Dental Care we have been improving the smiles of residents in Murray, Salt Lake City, and the surrounding areas since 2005. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202