Posted on 1/10/2018 by Dr. Dennison
|In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, using gargling with a mouthwash is another way to care for your oral health. Regular use of alcohol-free mouthwashes will not only help you maintain healthy teeth, but prevent gum diseases such as gingivitis or bleeding gums as well.
It is important to note that having healthy gums do not only benefit your teeth, but your overall health as well. Studies reveal that people with periodontal disease have a higher risk of getting diabetes as well as cardiovascular and other systemic diseases.
Reasons to Choose Alcohol-Free MouthwashAlcohol-free mouthwash provides numerous benefits not only for your gums, but for your general oral health also. With regular brushing, the regular use of alcohol-free mouthwash effectively prevents plaque buildup that causes gum diseases. Research also suggests that this type of mouth rinse can help you control and reduce plaque levels in your teeth and reduce the risk of gingivitis.
Mouthwashes that do not contain alcohol are also "mouth-friendly" in a sense that it does not cause unpleasant burning sensation or dryness in the mouth, unlike mouth rinses that contain alcohol.
People who suffer from xerostomia or dry mouth and those battling alcoholism or have a history of alcohol abuse can also use alcohol-free mouthwashes without having to worry about adverse side-effects that can worsen their condition.
Several studies conducted by BioMed Research International also reveal that alcohol-free mouthwashes positively impacts the color, hardness, gloss, and wear of tooth composite restorations unlike mouth rinses with alcohol.
There are many types of mouthwashes available in the market today. These products may vary by brand, color, and other features, but they all promise outstanding results. Unfortunately, not all mouthwashes are created equal.
While you can distinguish between alcohol-free and mouthwashes with alcohol, it is difficult to know which product will suit you best. Visit us today so we can discuss with you the alcohol-free mouthwashes that would be most beneficial for you.
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