Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Mouth Rinses - Tooth Care

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration classifies mouth rinses into two categories - therapeutic and cosmetic.

 

In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis.

 

On the other hand, cosmetic rinses merely treat breath odor, reduce bacteria and/or remove food particles in the mouth. They do nothing to treat or prevent gingivitis.

 

People who have difficulty brushing (because of physical difficulties such as arthritis) can benefit from a good therapeutic mouth rinse.

 

*A Note of Caution: Even rinses that are indicated to treat plaque or cavities are only moderately effective. In fact, regular rinsing with water and use of good quality fluoride toothpaste are just as or more effective.