Mouthwash Facts In Elizabethtown

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Mouthwash Facts From Your Pennsylvania Family Dentist

Hi, I am Dr. Ed White and this is the White Family Dental blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Pennsylvania residents use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.

It is important for Pennsylvania residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.

If you are one of the Elizabethtown residents that suffers from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Pennsylvania folks also need to use caution when using mouthwashes because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.

Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions if you feel have over used your mouthwash.

At White Family Dental we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.

In addition to preventative dental care, White Family Dental offers a wide range of Hershey cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, White Family Dental offers various teeth whitening in Elizabethtown options. White Family Dental also provide family and cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers.

At White Family Dental we have been improving the smiles of residents in Elizabethtown, Leola and the surrounding areas since 1984. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown Pennsylvania