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Your smile’s health is essential to keep in tip-top shape. In fact, if you neglect your oral health, you could suffer from rotted teeth, bad breath, gum disease, and many other complications along the way. That is why it is imperative to keep up with your oral health hygiene routine each day, which includes brushing and flossing, and aiding your smile with mouthwash.

Our dentist, Dr. Bogdan Bodroug, understands the importance of your oral health routine each day. That is why our team at Quality Dental Care in Vancouver, Washington, encourages you to take your oral health seriously. To help you understand your mouthwash options, our team has provided some information on the subject.

Here are the two most popular forms of mouthwashes on the market today:

Cosmetic mouthwash:
Cosmetic mouthwashes have many fun flavors like peppermint and bubble gum that help reduce bad breath conditions. These mouthwash options are popular because they do not feel as strong as therapeutic mouthwashes. Yet, it is important to note that cosmetic mouthwashes do not contain the ingredients you need to fight off cavities and gum disease.

Therapeutic mouthwash:
Therapeutic mouthwashes are very useful when it comes to reducing cavities, plaque, gingivitis, and warding off bacteria causing bad breath. Fluoride is an active ingredient in therapeutic mouthwashes that helps promote healthy tooth enamel and protect your teeth against the threat of cavities.

If you aid your smile with mouthwash each day, you could be helping your oral health stay in the right path. If you have any questions about your oral health, or if you would like to make an appointment with a dedicated member of our team, please call us today at 360-448-7018 to make the appointment.