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The fall season is finally coming as Halloween is just around the corner. With the advent of tricks and treats lingering all around us, it is important not to get spooked and let your oral health fall away. One such method you should always remember to include in your health care routine is mouthwash.

Although mouthwash is not to be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing every day, it can be helpful as an additional level of care. However, don’t be fooled into thinking all forms of mouthwash are effective for treating your smile, as some are only beneficial for cosmetic reasons. Always look for therapeutic mouthwashes if you wish to improve the condition of your smile, whereas considered cosmetic mouthwashes are best used if you wish to improve the look of it.

Various forms of therapeutic mouthwash have been shown to help reduce numerous oral ailments that can affect your teeth, including tooth decay, gingivitis, cavities, and plaque. In addition, therapeutic mouthwash treats and prevents bad breath from occurring by killing the bacteria responsible for the issue. Although cosmetic mouthwash can be used to help with bad breath, it will not permanently kill the bacteria, but rather temporarily reduce its effect. Before choosing a mouthwash, learn about which ones are best for you.

To discuss your oral health care options with Dr. Ferrell and the rest of our team at Center Creek Dental, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Lehi, Utah. Our number is 801-766-3700. We look forward to hearing from you.