Hi, We’re Drs. J. Scott & Pranee White and this is the White & White blog. In today’s post we would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Virginia residents use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral health starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.
It is important for Virginia 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 Midlothian 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 Virginia 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 over used your mouthwash.
At White & White 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, White & White offers a wide range of Bon Air cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, White & White offers various teeth whitening in Midlothian options. White & White also provides sedation dentistry and general dentistry.
At White & White we have been improving the smiles of residents in Midlothian, Richmond and the surrounding areas since 2004. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Drs. J. Scott & Pranee White
White & White
1690 Huguenot Rd