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Choosing a mouthwash can be tricky if you don’t know what health benefits to consider, but our team at Pennyrile Family Dentistry can provide tips on different dental products. There are two main types of mouthwash to consider for your oral hygiene and the look of your smile.

A therapeutic mouthwash may be the most ideal if your main focus is your oral hygiene because this mouth rinse helps prevent plaque growth on the teeth and can keep tooth decay and gum disease away. You can also find therapeutic products that contain fluoride and freshen your breath.

If you are interested in improving the look and feel of your mouth, a cosmetic mouthwash may be right for you. Some cosmetic mouth rinses can help whiten your teeth, make your breath fresher, or give your mouth a nice aftertaste.

Most mouthwashes provide a variety of dental health benefits, but some can also include untruthful claims. The American Dental Association offers a Seal of Acceptance on products that are safe and effective to help you make smarter and better choices for your oral health.

Contact us at 270-632-6404 today if you would like to learn more about your choices for mouthwash in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and speak with our dentists, Drs. Falco and Vonnahme, about your oral health.