Mouthwash: how to fight against plaque?

Bain de bouche : comment lutter contre la plaque dentaire ? - Y-Brush

For your oral hygiene, it is important to have a good cleaning routine. If the act of brushing your teeth seems to have become the norm for everyone, the action of mouthwash is still very underestimated. However, it allows to fight effectively against the formation of dental plaque. You want to know how? We tell you everything in this article. 

Here is an article that will explain you how to fight against dental plaque with a mouthwash. 

Why practice a mouthwash?

Mouthwash is a dental care action that complements tooth brushing. It is important to know that using a brush and toothpaste alone is not enough to eliminate the bacteria present in the oral cavity. Some food debris gets lodged in the interdental spaces and is difficult to reach when you brush your teeth.

The mouthwash acts as a complement to reach the less accessible areas. It thus makes it possible to fight effectively against the appearance of certain diseases of the gums. Its composition of plant extracts and specific chemical substances guarantees fresh breath and better protected teeth.

You must therefore first brush your teeth with an effective toothbrush like the Y-Brush. It will brush all the teeth and their sides at the same time. It removes 15% more plaque than a traditional toothbrush.

How does mouthwash help fight dental plaque?

The accumulation of dental plaque is a problem that affects both children and adults. When it is not eliminated, this agglomeration turns into tartar, a yellow deposit, which harms the aesthetics of your face, but also your oral health. Indeed, bacterial plaque is one of the main causes of cavities, dental bleeding and even gingivitis.

In order to effectively fight against this problem, it is essential to have a complete dental care routine. Brushing your teeth is the mechanical part of the process that removes heavy waste and much of the plaque. Mouthwash comes next to ensure a more optimal cleaning of the entire interior of the mouth. It removes the remaining bacterial plaque in its entirety to ensure a healthy mouth.

How to use the mouthwash to fight against dental plaque?

As you will have understood, the mouthwash is a care that ensures a more complete cleaning action of the teeth. Nevertheless, to get the maximum benefits of this action, it is important to apply it properly. Here's how to use mouthwash to fight plaque.

The choice of mouthwash

To ensure optimal cleaning efficiency, it is important to choose the right mouthwash. Generally, when it comes to eliminating dental plaque, solutions with antiseptic properties are recommended. These solutions not only slow down the proliferation of bacteria, but also prevent gum problems.

Most antiseptic mouthwashes are composed of chlorhexidines or hexetidine. These are chemicals that are effective in fighting various forms of tooth infections. However, it is important to read the instructions carefully before using this type of product. Also, it would be best not to opt for mouthwashes containing alcohol. These can cause irritation and tingling, which is quite unpleasant.

The right frequency of use

If you use an antiseptic toothpaste to fight plaque formation, it is best to limit yourself to 2 uses per day. For mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine, the solution should be used for a maximum of two weeks.

Keep in mind that if you overuse the mouthwash, it can have serious consequences in your oral cavity. You may suffer from taste alteration and an imbalance of healthy bacteria in your mouth.

The right application

As for application, swirl the mouthwash in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds to rinse. Then, you should spit it out. Under no circumstances should you swallow the solution after rinsing. Once you have used a mouthwash, it is advisable not to drink, eat or smoke anything for half an hour. If you do, you risk weakening the effects of the solution.

Advice on use

Before starting to use a mouthwash, whether for scaling or to fight bad breath, it is essential to always read the instructions for use. Also, do not hesitate to ask your dentist for advice on how to use the product.

We hope that this guide has helped you understand why you should use mouthwash and how it can help fight plaque and therefore how to use it.


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