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Have you ever wondered why mouthwash is recommended to use in your daily oral health routine? After all, isn’t flossing and brushing the most important thing to do?

Well, you can’t skip brushing and flossing, but you can’t skip mouthwash use, either. It’s a critical part of maintaining great oral health. Today, we’re going to break down exactly how mouthwash helps you maintain great oral health, and what you can do to start a mouthwash habit.

Gets the germs you couldn’t
Perhaps the most important aspect of mouthwash use is that it gets rid of the germs and bacteria your brushing and flossing couldn’t. Brushing and flossing are critical, and by themselves, they do a great job of getting rid of most of the decay-causing bacteria in your mouth. But adding mouthwash to your routine increases the amount of germs you’re able to kill.

Cleans where you can’t
The other benefit of adding mouthwash to your oral health routine is the fact that it cleans the tight nooks and crannies in your smile. Whether that’s the spot in your back molars where you can never quite get the floss in right, or it just cleans more around your gum line, mouthwash is a great final line of defense against the forces trying to destroy your oral health.

Dr. William Robison and the team at Whispering Pines Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada recommend mouthwash use. To get specific details on brands or the amount to use per day, call us at 702-384-5070.