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Have you ever thought about the risks of mouthwash and what you can do to keep your teeth and gums in good shape? Mouthwash is a product that is typically used as a supplemental cleaning tool to rinse away debris and bacteria in your mouth. If mouthwash is not used correctly, it can lead to various oral health risks including further plaque buildup that goes untreated.

Typically, focus on using a therapeutic mouthwash, as cosmetic mouthwash products are merely designed to mask bad breath rather than dealing with the underlying condition. With a therapeutic mouthwash, you can help lower your risk for several health problems and issues including gingivitis, cavities, bad breath and plaque buildup. Therapeutic mouthwash directly focuses on oral health problems and treats them accordingly.

For additional help in selecting a mouthwash product, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance or speak with our dentist for product recommendations. Mouthwash products sometimes also include teeth whitening benefits, so look for various products that can help eliminate stains and discolorations on your teeth.

For more information concerning therapeutic mouthwash, you can speak with Dr. Vinh T. Pham and our team at by calling us at 408-378-8500. You can schedule an appointment at the office of Kirkwood Dental in Campbell, California.