Woman pouring mouthwash from bottle into cap, closeup. Teeth careA minty fresh smile is an excellent indicator of a person’s oral hygiene practices and overall health. After all, oral bacteria are constantly attempting to compromise your smile, and many of these microorganisms contribute to bad breath. In addition to the way plaque and bacteria impact your health, bad breath is an indicator of substandard hygiene and care. Fortunately, some at-home practices can help. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses the benefits of practicing a full-smile routine, and how mouthwash can enhance the clean sensation.

A Full Regimen

It goes without saying that preventive dental care is the foundation of a healthy smile. After all, your grin is constantly on the defensive against a barrage of threats, meaning a little help certainly could not hurt. Indeed, your only natural line of defense against these concerns is the layer of dental enamel that covers each of your teeth. While enamel is arguably the strongest material produced by the human body, that does not mean it is indestructible.

As a matter of fact, oral bacteria can produce acids that gradually erode your layer of enamel. This eventually exposes your teeth and leaves nothing in the way of damage. Additionally, once dental enamel is gone, it is gone for good and will not grow back. This leaves your smile in harm’s way, as there is nothing standing in the way of infection, disease, and a host of other issues.

In order to provide the best care, your dentist recommends an at-home regimen that addresses each of your unique concerns. For example, flossing helps prioritize periodontal health, just as brushing removes plaque from your teeth. Even still, no routine is complete without methods for accessing hard-to-reach areas, and mouthwash can help. Contact our team today to learn more about this process.

Reaching Difficult Areas

By now you are probably aware that providing the same level of care to your entire smile may be a bit easier said than done. For example, you can only open your mouth so wide, and areas such as the back molars or the back of your front teeth may require a bit more elbow grease to service. Though brushing certainly is the foundation of your routine, that does not mean that other tactics cannot be employed to provide a better clean overall. Mouthwash helps reach these difficult areas, removing deposits that even brushing may not be able to reach.

Thorough Cleaning

Caring for your smile means more than just attending your checkup twice a year. It means utilizing a number of practices to provide a thorough overall clean, and mouthwash makes this process simpler.

Learn More Today

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the benefits of using mouthwash.