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Do you feel overwhelmed when you stare at the mouthwash aisle at the store? If so, our dentist, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya, and dental team understand. There are a variety of options to choose from, so how do you know which mouthwash is best for your smile? Well, we are happy to help you by giving you the information you need.

If you want to prevent cavities, it’s recommended to choose a mouthwash that has fluoride. This is because the fluoride strengthens and nourishes the enamel, giving it the ability to fight tooth decay and even enamel erosion. It’s important to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly so this is possible.

If you want to prevent gum disease, it’s recommended to choose a mouthwash that controls tartar growth. This means the wash will kill the tartar as much as possible. Tartar is a toxic substance that forms if you fail to remove plaque from your teeth and gums regularly. If you’re not careful, it can attack the teeth and gums and promote gum disease.

Fortunately, both types of mouthwashes also help freshen the breath, so if you’re searching for pristine breath, feel free to choose either type. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about mouthwash in Brockton, Massachusetts, please call Creative Smiles Dental Care at 508-588-1400 when you can.