Using a mouthwash is the perfect way to clean away any remaining plaque or bacteria after you’ve brushed and flossed for the day.
They help to keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh, making up an invaluable part of your daily dental hygiene routine.
Here at Chemist4U, we stock a wide range of mouthwashes, including antibacterial and antiseptic formulas that can help to treat and prevent gum disease or gingivitis.
They come from some of our favourite dental care brands, including Corsodyl, Listerine, and Colgate, and feature delicious flavours like peppermint, citrus, and more!
The best mouthwash for you will depend on what you need from your mouthwash.
For example, if you’re trying to soothe a mouth ulcer you may want to try an antimicrobial mouthwash like those from Corsodyl and Listerine.
If you’re suffering from gingivitis or gum disease, an antiseptic mouthwash containing chlorhexidine or hexetidine could be the perfect way to help prevent plaque build-up on your sensitive gums.
Bad breath (halitosis) can also be tackled by using an antibacterial mouthwash as a part of your daily dental care routine.
If you’re not sure which mouthwash will be right for you, ask your pharmacist or dentist to recommend one, they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is really common and can happen for lots of different reasons.
One of the most common causes of bad breath is eating strong-smelling foods, such as onions or garlic, but this will usually pass quite quickly if you clean your teeth and gums properly.
Poor oral hygiene is another cause of bad breath, as it can lead to gum disease, infections or other conditions that cause bad breath, so taking good care of your teeth is very important if you want fresh breath.
You’ll also find that bad breath is particularly common in smokers, who will usually find that their breath returns to normal when they quit smoking.
Mouth ulcers, which are also known as canker sores, are pleasant little sores that appear in your mouth and cause all kinds of irritation until they’re gone.
They’re usually harmless and aren’t contagious, but they can be seriously irritating and painful while you wait for them to heal.
Mouth ulcers appear on the insides of your mouth or lips, on your gums, or on your tongue and they look like little round white, yellow, or grey sores.
You’ll usually remember that your mouth ulcer is there when you try to eat, drink, talk, or brush your teeth and annoy that little sore, causing a pain that makes you want to give up on using your mouth altogether until it’s healed.
There are lots of reasons why you may have a mouth ulcer, and luckily a lot of them are preventable, including:
However, sometimes mouth ulcers just can't be prevented, so you'll just need to let them heal and move on.
Some causes of mouth ulcers that can't be prevented include:
Gingivitis, which is also known as gum disease, is a common condition that makes your gums red and swollen.
When you have gingivitis you may find that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, although some don’t notice any symptoms at all.
The best way to prevent gingivitis is to look after your teeth and gums properly with a daily routine that involves brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash