Hi, I am Dr. Melissa Rodriguez and this is the The Carrollton Dentist blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Carrollton 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 health tool box.
It is important for Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 overused your mouthwash.
At The Carrollton 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 Carrollton Dentist offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, The Carrollton Dentist offers various teeth whitening options. The Carrollton Dentist also provides family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
At The Carrollton Dentist we have been improving the smiles of residents in Carrollton and the surrounding areas since 2003. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Melissa Rodriguez
The Carrollton Dentist
2440 N Josey Ln, Ste 101