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The Pros and Cons of Mouthwash

The Pros and Cons of Mouthwash

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who use mouthwash and those who don’t. Okay, okay – so life may be a bit more complicated than that, but when it comes to using mouthwash, some people can’t decide if the minty burn is right for them.

Some claim that mouthwash can do more than just freshen up your breath while others are skeptical that the alcoholic kick could just be a clever ruse. So is mouthwash good for your mouth? The answer is yes and no.

Benefits of Mouthwash:

Keep in mind that not all mouthwashes are the same and it is important to check for the ingredients we mentioned above to receive the desired effects.

Negatives of Mouthwash:

Final Thoughts on Mouthwash:

Using mouthwash is not a substitute for healthy oral health. If you decide to use mouthwash, It is crucial that you continue to brush your teeth twice a day and get regular cleanings from your dentist as well. In addition, each person requires different needs – those with periodontal disease should use a mouthwash with a higher alcohol content to help reduce the bacteria in your mouth. Those who are trying to prevent cavities should use a rinse that contains a high amount of fluoride.

If you have any other questions, feel free to stop by our 11201 Brooklyn Heights office and speak with one of our great dentists.

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Dr. Inna Trogan – DDS is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and general dentistry. An active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Trogan continuously stays up-to-date on the latest state-of-the-art technologies and advances in dentistry. She takes personal pride in providing courteous and high quality professional treatment for all of her patients’ dental care needs.

Our dentists have served the residents of Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and all of our other surrounding communities for years. They can be reached by phone, 718.246.5677 or at their office in 100 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. You can also book an appointment online.


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