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Having good oral health – including no cavities, risk of gum disease, or other issues – starts with brushing and flossing, and builds from there. You can do quite a bit to affect your oral health in a positive manner.

One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to add mouthwash to your oral health routine. But is that even necessary? Shouldn’t toothpaste and flossing be enough? You’d think so, but mouthwash can really help in many ways. Let’s look at a few of them.

Cleans the rest
Brushing and flossing, per the advice of your dentist cleans almost all of your teeth. But even then, parts of each tooth will still have plaque, bacteria, or other germs that are harmful for your overall oral health. Mouthwash is like a free safety – it covers what you can’t on your own.

Freshens breath
Another great reason to use mouthwash is how great of a tool it is to use when freshening your breath. Dr. Jeffrey Jones and Dr. Kelly Buck have plenty of advice on how to deal with bad breath, they will likely recommend some kind of mouthwash regimen.

Our team here at Jeff Jones, DDS in Dallas, Texas, believes in mouthwash use, which is why we recommend it. We know that mouthwash use can make a big difference in the quality of your overall oral health. And who doesn’t want a healthy mouth?

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 214.824.2130.