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Did you know rinsing your mouth can do more than just freshen your breath? Well, it’s true. In fact, it can complete the smile-cleaning job and reach areas of your mouth your brush and floss could not clean. This is why it’s encouraged to rinse your mouth once a day as part of your oral hygiene routine. To help you do so, our dental team in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, have some instructions to share.

First, make sure you’re about to clean your smile with the best product possible. To ensure the product’s safety and effectiveness, check to see if it has been approved by the American Dental Association. Then, check to see if it is fluoride, antibacterial, or antiseptic mouthwash. If it is one or more of these things, you’re good to start swishing!

Second, read the instructions on the bottle. They should tell you the amount of time to swish the rinse. Then, pour the rinse into the bottle’s cap or into a cup. The amount you pour should be the amount you feel comfortable swishing. Too much rinse can make it difficult to swish. Next, pour the rinse into your mouth and then swish it for the recommended amount of time. When the time has expired, spit the rinse into the sink and avoid drinking or eating for about 30 minutes.

Call Morrison Dental Group today at 804-386-0124 if you would like to know more about how to properly rinse your mouth in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA. The more you know, the better, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team. We look forward to helping you!