Dental Care Products
Mouthwashes and Rinses
Mouthwashes do more than simply freshen your breath. In combination with brushing and flossing, the ADA says that bacteria-fighting mouth rinses can reduce bacteria in dental plaque and thus help prevent gum disease. Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and prevent tooth decay. These products may also contain alcohol and are not appropriate for children under age 6, because they can swallow the rinse. Ask your dentist or hygienist to recommend the type of rinse that would be best for you.