Why Mouthwash Is Essential

Mouthwash completes the trifecta of proper oral healthcare. Together with brushing with fluoride toothpaste and frequently flossing, rinsing with good quality mouthwash protects your teeth from unwanted oral health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Most people make it a point to brush and floss their teeth regularly. Not as many people, however, rinse with good quality mouthwash.

But mouthwash is not only an effective agent that keeps your breath minty fresh, it is, in fact, essential in promoting and preserving an optimal oral environment.


There are cosmetic mouthwashes that are only prepared to freshen up your breath. While this is a feat in itself, good quality mouthwashes are clinically formulated to neutralise potentially harmful mouth-dwelling bacteria. Among the any benefits of good quality mouthwash include:

  • Plaque build-up prevention. Mouthwash products are especially formulated to prevent plaque from forming on the surfaces and the hard-to-reach corners of your pearly whites. Even good quality mouthwash products, however, are not designed to remove already existing plaque build-up. This is exactly what makes regular brushing and flossing necessary.
  • Protects your teeth against cavities. Regular use of mouthwash before and after brushing and flossing best protects your teeth against cavities and tooth decay. A good quality mouthwash is formulated with fluoride that naturally reinforces the enamel your teeth.
  • Effectively neutralises tooth decay-germs and bacteria. While brushing and flossing your teeth physically removes plaque-build up and loose food particles off your pearly whites, these physical acts do very little in terms of removing tooth decay and gum disease-causing bacteria. For this, good quality mouthwash products are necessary. Mouthwashes are clinically formulated to kill germs and bacteria immediately upon contact.

Dentist In Sunshine Coast

To maximise your chances of promoting and preserving optimal oral health, it is best that you consult with your local Dentist In Sunshine Coast at Smiles Nambour. Smiles Nambour Dental has long since committed itself into guiding its patients into a lifetime of optimal oral health and general wellbeing.

Book an appointment with Smiles Nambour today! Avail our anniversary dental offer which is 10% discount on any dental treatments. Call us at 07 5441 4438, or simply by book an appointment online.