What is mouthwash?
A mouthwash or rinse does not replace a regular oral hygiene routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing. The main function of most mouthwashes is to freshen breath. How to use fluoride mouthwash and rinses Use the right amount! Only use the amount of rinse indicated on the label or as directed by your dentist. Swish Swish Swish! Keep your mouth closed and swish the rinse vigorously as directed on the label. Spit – Don’t swallow mouth rinse. The fluoride in most fluoride rinses can be detrimental to your health if you swallow large enough amounts. If you allow your child to use mouthwash, supervise to be sure that he or she spits it out and doesn’t swallow it.
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