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In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, another thing you can do to help improve your oral health is to use mouthwash. It has many benefits that can improve your oral health. Let’s look at what those are.

Does it help?

The efficacy of mouthwash largely depends on the type you’re using. One with fluoride will absolutely help prevent cavities, as fluoride is one of the best things you can use to keep your teeth cavity-free.

Mouthwash also has the ability to soothe and heal canker sores more quickly by ridding the area around them of more bacteria. The alcohol in mouthwash is a great cleansing agent. This is why it’s also expected to fight gum disease, because the alcohol kills bacteria and ensures plaque buildup remains minimal.

Can it harm me?

Generally speaking, no, mouthwash can’t cause you any harm. While there have been numerous studies regarding a potential link between alcohol-heavy mouthwash and oral cancer, any mouthwash with the American Dental Association seal of approval is deemed safe.

Mouthwash is one of the better tools you can use to make sure that your oral health is as good as it can be. In addition to having good oral health, it’ll also help you have better systemic health, since your mouth’s health relates directly to the rest of your body’s.

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