Hi, I am Dr. Shane Sykes and this is the The Reno Dentist blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Nevada residents use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.
It is important for Nevada residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.
If you are one of the Reno residents that suffers from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Nevada folks also need to use caution when using mouthwashes because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.
Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine, gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions if you feel have over used your mouthwash.
At The Reno Dentist we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.
In addition to preventative dental care, The Reno Dentist offers a wide range of Spanish Springs cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, The Reno Dentist offers various teeth whitening in Reno options. The Reno Dentist also provide cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.
At The Reno Dentist we have been improving the smiles of residents in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas since 2011. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.