Do I Need Mouthwash?
Plus a 5th bonus remedy for good measure
Have you ever wondered if mouthwash is really necessary? Dr. Brite co-founder and dentist Pooneh Ram says yes, because the benefits of rinsing twice a day go beyond fresh breath. Incorporating mouthwash into your daily dental care routine is a quick and convenient step to improve your oral health by providing additional protection against plaque.
Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Benefits
Many mouth rinse formulas contain alcohol, which can cause a burning sensation and uncomfortable dry mouth (Xerostomia) symptoms. Instead, we recommend selecting an alcohol-free mouthwash to keep from causing or aggravating oral irritations and conditions.
The Dr. Brite Cleansing Mouth Rinse is alcohol-free and made with natural ingredients like xylitol, which is known to inhibit bacteria growth that can lead to tooth decay. Here are some of the other plant-based ingredients in our mouth rinse:
- Aloe Vera Juice relieves dry mouth irritation
- Vitamin C helps reduce gum inflammation
- Organic Coconut Oil naturally whitens teeth
- Activated Charcoal removes harmful bacteria
- Spearmint provides a refreshing mint flavor
If you’re already are a regular mouthwash user, remember that rinsing can never replace proper brushing and flossing. Mouthwash should be used as support to help reach any spaces in the mouth you may have missed and for an extra boost of minty freshness.
Additional reading: How to Get Whiter Teeth for the Holidays