Using a mouthwash can be a great addition to your oral healthcare routine. It is an effective tool in the fight against tooth decay and gingivitis. While it should never be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing, it can be a beneficial ad-on and is especially ideal since it can be used quickly throughout the day. Some of the specific benefits to mouthwash include:

  • Freshens breath
  • Prevents and/or controls tooth decay
  • Decreases plaque build-up
  • Prevent or reduce gingivitis
  • Reduces the speed that tartar (hardened plaque) forms on the teeth

At Marshall Family Dentistry, our dentist can advise you on whether you need a mouthwash and what kind of mouthwash to use, depending on your oral health needs. With regular brushing, flossing, and the use of mouthwash, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath smelling fresh. Please contact our dental office in Birmingham, Alabama, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reid Marshall to find out if using a mouthwash is right for you and, if so, which type of mouthwash is suitable for you. Thank you for trusting us with your oral health!