Many people like that clean fresh feeling they get after rinsing with mouthwash. However, some rinses on the market can cause acid erosion, tooth sensitivity and even increased tooth staining. Our goal is to educate our patients so that they can choose the best mouth rinse for their needs.
So… what is the best mouth rinse?
It is best to choose a mouth wash that has:
Non acidic/neutral pH > 7.0 (acidity can cause erosion of enamel and increase risk of tooth sensitivity and cavities)
Helps reduce plaque bacteria
Alcohol free (alcohol can cause dry mouth and has carcinogenic effects to soft tissues)