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If you’re already doing great with your brushing and flossing, do you ever consider adding mouthwash to that oral health routine? A lot of people don’t, because we’re told so often that brushing and flossing are key to keeping up great oral health.

The thing is, we’re told that because it’s hard to create those good habits. But once you’ve established a good brushing and flossing routine, it’s time to take it a step further with mouthwash. To help you determine if you should use mouthwash, consider the following tips.

Gets the germs you couldn’t
Perhaps the most important aspect of mouthwash use is that it gets rid of the germs and bacteria your brushing and flossing couldn’t. Brushing and flossing are critical, and by themselves, they do a great job of getting rid of most of the decay-causing bacteria in your mouth.
But adding mouthwash to your routine increases the amount of germs you’re able to kill.

Cleans where you can’t
The other benefit of adding mouthwash to your oral health routine is the fact that it cleans the tight nooks and crannies in your smile. Whether that’s the spot in your back molars where you can never quite get the floss in right, or it just cleans more around your gum line, mouthwash is a great final line of defense against the forces trying to destroy your oral health.

Dr. Peter Gangi and the team at Oneco Dental Care in Sarasota, Florida recommend mouthwash use. To get specific details on brands or the amount to use per day, call us at 941-462-4659.