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When you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store, you’re probably overwhelmed by the many mouthwash options available. You’re not alone. Many people feel this same way. To help you narrow your selection options, our dentist, Dr. Joseph N. Falco, is happy to give you some factors to think about so you can choose a rinse that is great for the whole family.

The first thing you should think about is if the mouthwash has alcohol. If it does, some family members might not like it because it can cause a stinging or burning sensation in the mouth during or after use. If you or your family members wish to use a rinse that doesn’t have this side effect, it’s best to choose a non-alcohol mouthwash.

The second thing to think about is the ingredient list on the mouthwash. Pay special attention to the ingredients that might irritate yours or your family members’ mouths. Sometimes if someone has sensitive gums or just received a dental treatment, certain mouthwashes can cause severe sensitivity.

Do you have questions about mouthwash in Hopkinsville, Kentucky? If so, please contact our dental team at Pennyrile Family Dentistry when you have the chance. We are here to help you in any way we can if you just call 270-632-6404. We look forward to hearing from you!