What's The Best Mouthwash?

it seems like there's a million

different mouthwashes

you walk down the aisle at a store and

there's like a million different brands

a million different color liquids so

your question is which one should I use

for this video I'm going to break it

down to the two main types of

mouthwashes that I learned about in

dental hygiene school so I suppose we

can kind of consider these two the two

main important ones and from there you

can decide which one is best for you

the two main mouth washes are

antiseptics and anti cavities also known

as fluorides let's talk about

antiseptics first antiseptics are good

for your gums so we're not specifically

worried about your teeth with these ones

we are more worried about the health of

your gums and fresh breath antiseptic

rinses help control plaque levels and

gingivitis or bleeding which in turn

helps freshen your breath oftentimes

these are the ones where you experience

that burning sensation so I always

recommend to use the zero or if it's

Listerine link Listerine zero or some

kind without alcohol

speaking of Listerine with that brand

there antiseptics are generally

color-coded actually all of there's a

color coded so they're usually the blue

and the green liquids but always check

the label because it will say anti

subject no matter what so that's how you

know for sure I usually recommend these

for patients to use in the morning you

can use them at night too but let me

tell you why anti cavity rinses or

fluoride rinses these are the ones that

are good for your teeth these are really

great for you to use before you go to

bed because after you swish with this

one after your rinse you're supposed to

wait 30 minutes before you eat or drink

anything so then you just simply swish

and then sleep these are really good at

helping prevent cavities so if you have

a history of cavities or your very

cavity prone this is a great one to add

to your routine especially before bed

and just so you know the way this one

works is that it's actually retained in

your plaque and saliva so it's like

sitting up so you want it to sit there

for thirty minutes if you rinse away or

drink something it's just gonna like

it's a waste of your time to even do it

because you just switched and then rinse

'we antiseptics are different though the

one we talked about before that's just a

freshman error it's not a big deal you

could rinse after no big deal again like

I said anti cavity rinses or fluoride

rinses these are the ones that are

really great if your cavity prone

however they're also great if you have

braces any kind of orthodontic stuff

going on or if you have dry mouth

they're really great for both of those

as well so if we're talking about

Listerine again because everyone knows

that brand this is usually a purple

liquid however always read the label

right because it'll tell you right on

the label Italy to say anti cavity or

fluoride just a personal note for me

I've been recommending act fluoride

rinse to my patients recently just

because I feel like although a lot of

the list rains will say like zero

alcohol they're still kind of stinging

burning in my opinion where is like the

zero alcohol act I just feel good the

whole time I'm not like my eyes aren't

hearing but everyone's different maybe

you like the burning stinging even

though it says zero alcohol it's still

you know what I'm saying

I think act is a little more not

stinging not burning like it truly has

that no alcohol feel that's just my

personal preference for fluoride rinses

although Listerine and act equally work

well I believe so it's really just like

what feels best in your mouth the thing

about act as well they don't have the

color-coding thing there's like a

million colors of the fluoride rinses

I'm actually using red right now for

cinnamon I love cinnamon it's for the

fluoride rinse it's so good and it

doesn't burn anyway back to the

educational portion of this if you have

both gum problems and cavity problems

you can use both that's just when the

great like regimen comes in you could

use the antiseptics in the morning and

the fluorides at night totally okay just

don't mix them I've had people ask if

they can mix them I don't know what that

would do but I wouldn't do it actually

it probably would like get rid of the

fluoride qualities again you would be

rinsing away no don't mix them all so I

get the question from people who are

super cavity prone can I use the

fluoride rinse in the morning and at

night totally go for it good for you for

being proactive I hope you already know

this but if you don't then listen up

mouthwash is do not and I repeat mouth

washes do not replace brushing and

flossing they will not make or break

your oral health if you're not properly

doing your foundation routine of

proper brushing and flossing or some

kind of cleaning in between your teeth

with interproximal brushes or water

flossers it's like if you're trying to

put on your eyeshadow without your

proper eye makeup foundation right I

don't know let's attempt at a makeup

analogy but please I just hope that

makes sense that you brush and floss

properly before you even consider adding

a mouthwash to your routine it's just an

adjunct it's just an in addition if

you're not brushing and frosting

properly then don't even get do that

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