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The best time to begin using mouthwash occurs when your teeth are overly sensitive or prone to abrasion after meals. During this time, it is possible for harmful acids in foods to damage your teeth, Unfortunately, brushing your teeth during this critical time can be too abrasive and can damage your teeth. Mouthwash, however, can wash away harmful acids and bacteria that linger.

Not all mouthwash products are created equally. Depending on your needs, your choice for mouthwash can vary greatly. Some products focus on freshening your breath, others on preventing tooth decay and gum disease, and still others on improving the color and shine of your teeth. Before using any form of mouthwash ask your dentist for a recommendation.

Look for mouthwash products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This seal is given out by the American Dental Association for only those products that have been tested and passed rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness. If it features the seal, you can guarantee the product will do as advertised.

If you would like to have your teeth inspected by our team at Modern Dentistry of New England, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherif Gabr and our team at our dentist office in Bristol, Connecticut. To schedule a visit, please call us at 860-582-4485. We look forward to seeing you soon!