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What are the disadvantages of common mouthwash?

What are the disadvantages of common mouthwash? Mouthwash is becoming more and more popular. Some people like to gargle with mouthwash before and after meals. They think it can keep their mouth clean. What's more, they use mouthwash instead of brushing their teeth. In their concept, after cleaning their mouth with mouthwash, their mouth is very clean, the smell is very fresh, convenient and more comfortable than brushing their teeth. So, what is mouthwash? Can mouthwash be used so frequently?

The main component of mouthwash is oral freshener

At present, the mouthwash in China is mainly divided into two categories. One is drug therapeutic, which is used to assist in the treatment of oral inflammation such as gingivitis, periodontitis and oral ulcer. This kind of mouthwash is independently prepared by professional doctors and is mainly used for outpatients. For example, for patients with oral ulcer, the doctor will specially prepare mouthwash with anesthetic ingredients to temporarily reduce the pain when the patient eats. For patients who have just finished the operation, the mouthwash added with Iodophor disinfectant can be used to have the effect of sterilization.

The other is health care. Health mouthwash can remove food residue and some soft dirt in the mouth, and temporarily reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth. Its main ingredient is oral freshener, which is similar to the effect of gum. Generally speaking, mouthwashes sold in shopping malls or supermarkets are such products.

Mouthwash should not be used every day. It is best to rinse with salt and boiled water after meals

The main function of mouthwash is to remove breath. It can't brush off the plaque on the teeth like brushing teeth. Some small gaps will still leave food, which can't play the role of treating periodontal disease and dental caries. There are also some normal flora in the mouth of healthy people. Long term use of bactericidal mouthwash will lead to excessive inhibition of some bacteria, resulting in imbalance of flora in the mouth, which is not conducive to oral health.

When using mouthwash, it should be noted that both therapeutic and health mouthwash should not be used every day like toothpaste. If you want to prevent periodontal disease and keep your breath fresh, the correct way is to brush your teeth in the morning and evening and gargle in time after eating. In fact, gargling with salt and boiled water is the best.