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Having great oral health involves more than just the basics that you hear at every dentist appointment. From brushing and flossing to regular checkups, there’s a lot you can do to make a big difference in the quality of your oral health.

You can hit that goal by using mouthwash during your daily oral health routine. But why would you need that? Brushing and flossing are enough, aren’t they? Well, there are quite a few reasons why you’d want to use mouthwash. Let’s go over what those are.

Cleans the rest
Every dentist recommends you brush and floss, because doing so cleans the vast majority of your teeth. But even then, parts of each tooth will still have plaque, bacteria, or other germs that are harmful to your overall oral health. Mouthwash fills in the gaps, getting where you can’t, and helping your mouth stay healthy.

Freshens breath
Another great reason to use mouthwash is how great of a tool it is to use when freshening your breath. If you’ve ever asked Dr. Alexander Santos for advice on how to deal with bad breath, he has likely recommended some kind of mouthwash regimen.

At the end of the day, we only give advice that everyone at Chino Hills Family Dentistry in Chino Hills, California, believes in. Mouthwash use will help, and at the end of the day, who doesn’t want a great, healthy mouth?

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 909-342-7945.