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These days it seems like there’s an endless supply of different products that are supposed to help your oral health. From specialized floss to toothbrushes that run in the neighborhood of $150 or more, it’s hard to separate what works from the gimmicks.

One of the time-tested solutions, though, is often overlooked by a lot of people. Mouthwash is a great tool to use to help improve your oral health. But does it really make a difference? And if so, why? Well, let’s take a look at a few of those reasons.

Gets the germs you couldn’t
Perhaps the most important aspect of mouthwash use is that it gets rid of the germs and bacteria your brushing and flossing couldn’t. Brushing and flossing are critical, and by themselves, they do a great job of getting rid of most of the decay-causing bacteria in your mouth.
But adding mouthwash to your routine increases the amount of germs you’re able to kill.

Cleans where you can’t
The other benefit of adding mouthwash to your oral health routine is the fact that it cleans the tight nooks and crannies in your smile. Whether that’s the spot in your back molars where you can never quite get the floss in right, or it just cleans more around your gum line, mouthwash is a great final line of defense against the forces trying to destroy your oral health.

Dr. Anmar Obaidi and the team at O Dental in San Clemente, California recommend mouthwash use. To get specific details on brands or the amount to use per day, call us at 949-487-6780.