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Mouthwash Is No Longer an Option to Improve Dental Hygiene – It’s a Requirement

At one time, using mouthwash to improve oral healthcare was a standard recommendation. Dental care providers are increasingly expressing a problem with this concept. Many believe that as long as clients have no tooth decay or gum disease, brushing and flossing regularly alone is sufficient. Dentists also caution that relying on mouthwash to eliminate harmful bacteria leads to problems. Removing harmful decay causing plaque requires the abrasive action that brushing and flossing provide. There are other reasons why mouthwash may actually pose a threat to good oral health. Chemical interactions between...