BDS (LOND) MFDS RCSEd | RESTORATIVE DENTIST
STEP 2 - MOUTHWASH
Use an alcohol free mouthwash after using interdental brushes
What is Mouthwash
Mouthwash, sometimes called mouth rinse or oral rinse, is a liquid held, swished and/or gargled in the mouth. While not a replacement for brushing or flossing, certain types of mouthwash can provide anti-cavity, germ-killing and plaque-prevention benefits.
Antiseptic mouthwash is the most common type of mouthwash. Other types of mouthwash include varieties with fluoride; alcohol-free options; ones with natural ingredients; and mouthwashes formulated to target specific oral care issues, such as canker sores.
(Patients with acute periodontal or wisdom tooth problems may benefit from Corsodyl which is to be used at a time other than brushing and for 2 weeks maximum)
How to Use
Pour 20 milliliters (4 teaspoons) of mouthwash into a cup.
Empty the cup into your mouth. Don’t dilute the solution with water.
Swish for a full 30 seconds (try counting to 30 in your head or using a stopwatch). Don’t worry if you can’t get to 30 seconds the first time – it gets easier each time you try.
During rinsing, gargle in your mouth.
Spit the solution out in the sink.