Choosing Between Therapeutic and Cosmetic Mouthwash

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If you have doubts about selecting an appropriate mouthwash for your particular needs, you can rely on us at Shirer Family Dentistry to help. Finding an effective product depends on the health benefits that you would like to achieve, and our team can help you determine which these are. The two main types of mouthwash are therapeutic and cosmetic, and they each offer unique benefits for your smile.

Therapeutic mouthwash can be the most effective in improving the cleanliness of your smile. Benefits of therapeutic mouthwash may include reducing plaque growth, lowering the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, keeping your breath fresh, and even protecting the tooth enamel with fluoride.

Cosmetic mouthwash typically doesn’t improve oral health, but it can help to whiten your teeth over time. Most cosmetic mouth rinses also offer a nice aftertaste and can make the breath fresh for a short time.

To ensure the mouthwash you choose can deliver the benefits it claims to provide, look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, which will tell you that the product has been highly tested and proven to be effective.

Contact us at 803-648-6400 today if you have further questions about mouthwash in Aiken, South Carolina, and would be interested in speaking with our dentist, Drs. Shirer and Shirer.