Pearl Dental Cleaning Shares Four Amazing Mouthwashes for Tooth and Gum Health

23 Nov, 2021 | By teethwhiteningbypearl

Did you know mouthwash plays a vital role in tooth and gum health? It’s true. As a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening and dental cleaning in Vancouver, the hygienists at Pearl know a little something about making your smile its most radiant. 

Beautiful teeth are healthy teeth, and mouthwash plays a critical role—if it’s the right stuff. There are broadly two types: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwashes taste great and leave your breath minty fresh. You probably have a pretty good what we’re talking about. On the other hand, therapeutic mouthwashes contain active ingredients that get in between teeth to address factors like gum disease, cavities, bad breath, and staining. 

Finding the Right Mouthwash

If you’re wondering which is which, it’s not hard to tell. It’s all right there in black and white. Just check the ingredient list. For example– essential oils work to enhance freshness and also possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Other key ingredients include: 

  • Fluoride – strengthens enamel and fights tooth decay
  • Cetylpyridinium chloride – fights bacteria and bad breath
  • Chlorhexidine – controls gingivitis and plaque
  • Carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide – whitens teeth

It’s worth noting mouthwashes won’t contain ALL these ingredients, but they do let you know that you’re investing in a product that does more than smell and taste good, so you’re getting some care benefits. The ingredients any given mouthwash actually contains depend on their purpose—i.e. fighting cavities, whitening teeth, freshening breath.

Four to Try

Right about now, you’re probably wondering, which products we recommend as dental cleaning professionals in Vancouver. Here are our top-four pics:

  • Listerine Total Zero – free of alcohol but with added fluoride—you can FEEL it working, without the stinging intensity of the original formula
  • Opti-rinse – formulated with fluoride and xylitol for extra cavity-fighting capabilities
  • Periosmart – flavoured in citrus and lavender, this all-organic mouthwash is great for addressing gum disease
  • Listerine Healthy White – whitens and prevents stains while fighting tartar build-up

The right mouthwash is so much more than cosmetic because it reaches places your toothbrush and floss can’t. If you don’t already use mouthwash, add it to your daily routine for a swish way to increase oral health for a healthier smile.

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