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You are probably aware that there are many things you could do to protect your teeth and gums. For example, you may know that you should visit our dentist at least twice a year, floss properly, and brush your pearly whites every day. However, had you heard that picking the right mouthwash and toothpaste could also benefit the health of your mouth?

For instance, you’ve probably seen that there are many different mouthwash options at your local grocery store. However, do you understand which of these choices might be the best option for your teeth? Of course, you should probably contact our dental team if you’re hoping to get the perfect mouthwash. However, there are a few general guidelines you should follow. For example, mouthwash that has alcohol in it might help you avoid gum disease and tooth decay, but can aggravate your sensitive teeth. Mouthwash that contains fluoride is a great option for those who want to keep their teeth healthy and strong, but should not be swallowed—and therefore shouldn’t be given to small children.

Similarly, there are many things you may want to consider when you’re picking the perfect toothpaste. For example, you should also know that you should choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles. If you don’t, you may actually injure your teeth as well as your gums. If you want to clean your mouth out as thoroughly as possible, you should also find a toothbrush with that you can move around your mouth easily.

If you would like to learn more about the dental care you can receive from us, please don’t hesitate to give Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC in Chicago, Illinois, a call at 773-947-4665. Our dentist, Dr. William Wilson, and our team will be happy to examine your pearly whites and to offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to from you!