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Mouthwash and mouth cleansers are used for a variety of tasks and services, but for the most part, they exist to keep your breath fresh and your mouth clean. At the most rudimentary level, a fresh mouth is usually a good indicator of excellent oral hygiene. Mouthwash can also be used to brighten smiles, strengthen tooth enamel, and diminish plaque buildup.

When selecting a mouthwash product, seek out products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance to ensure the product you are choosing meets the highest safety and effectiveness guidelines. Furthermore, make a detailed list of what exactly you are looking to achieve with your oral health.

If your teeth are stained or discolored, there are types of mouthwash that can help supplement your care. Although a tooth-whitening mouthwash can be extremely effective, your best means for whiter teeth remain professional teeth cleaning treatments given directly by your dentist. Some types of mouthwash have fluoride to help protect tooth enamel, while some include ingredients designed to whiten teeth, and even more others are proven to be effective in fighting bad breath.

Dr. Jorge Ferreira and all of our wonderful team are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sonrisa Dental for dental health treatments, please call our dentist office at 505-455-2176. We look forward to hosting your smile!