Can I Use Mouthwash While Wearing Braces?

Can I Use Mouthwash While Wearing Braces?

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Can I Use Mouthwash While Wearing Braces?

Toothbrush with a cup of mouthwash

If you’ve just received dental braces, it can be tough to know what is and is not ok to eat or drink. Brushing and flossing are an obvious part of your dental routine, but you may have questions about mouthwash and whether it’s safe to use during orthodontic treatment.

Benefits of Mouthwash

Keeping your mouth clean is a high priority, especially when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Bacteria love to hide out in the mouth, and braces provide even more nooks and crannies. When you use mouthwash, you’re getting one step closer to a clean and healthy mouth. Other benefits of mouthwash include:

  • Removal of food debris
  • Fresher breath
  • Reduction of bacteria
  • Increased saliva production

Using mouthwash can also reduce the risk of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

When looking for a mouthwash, make sure you find one that is ADA-approved and contains fluoride, Chlorhexidine, and Cetylpyridinium chloride. These ingredients strengthen tooth enamel, fight tooth decay, reduce plaque and gingivitis, and eliminate bad breath.

In short, mouthwash should be included in your oral hygiene routine, with or without dental braces. Using a quality mouthwash is recommended to ensure the integrity of your teeth and mouth.

If you have any other questions about your dental braces, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio here in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Posted on May 25, 2020



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