Does mouthwash actually work?

Although regular brushing and flossing of your teeth are said to be effective in controlling most of the plaque buildup to assure good dental health, you can also add mouthwash to your dental care routine in order to make it more effective against the possibility of developing a dental health complication.

The use of mouthwash offers a large number benefits that may include a significant decrease in the amount of the plaque buildup around your teeth and to make your oral cavity more resilient against harmful bacteria that can become a cause of oral health concerns such as cavities or gingivitis.


What do Our Dentists recommend?

The use of mouthwash can be highly effective because it provides additional support in killing harmful bacteria and removing the accumulated food debris stuck between your teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. The use of mouthwash aids in reducing the risk of development of oral health issues. Most importantly, mouthwash also reduces bad breath.


Stoneycreek Village Dental Dentist’s Dr. Alan Chan recommends mouthwash for the following reasons:

  • Fresher breath.
  • Mouthwash is convenient, and takes less time than brushing your teeth.
  • Mouthwash aids in removing tiny particles from the surface and from in between your teeth that are missed and not removed by brushing and flossing.
  • Mouthwash is very effective at killing germs and bacteria.
  • Aids in alleviating the threat of oral diseases such as gingivitis and complication caused by cavities.
  • Assures a completely clean oral cavity when combined with regular brushing and flossing.


Our Experienced Dentists at Stoneycreek Village Dental recommend that, the use of mouthwash with 30 seconds of swishing inside your mouth will do the needful and efficiently killing the bacteria, which is produced because of gingivitis and plaque and can cause bad breath.


Be careful

It is extremely important to consider that using mouthwash cannot be a substitute for regular brushing and flossing and does not mean that you can avoid a dental visit.

Mouthwashes can often tempt some ‘lazier’ individuals to rely completely on its convenience and avoid regular brushing, which is not good for your oral health.



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Stoneycreek Village Dental is here to address all Fort McMurray Dentistry needs. You can call us today with any dentistry questions or you can send us an email to book an appointment