While Mouthwash is not a replacement for brushing your teeth, if done alongside brushing and flossing it definitely has its up sides. Let's explore the benefits of mouthwash and see why it is a helpful addition to your daily oral routine.

Fresh Breath 

Toothpaste can only get you so far when it comes to having fresh breath, mouthwash always trumps the breath test! Using mouthwash after brushing your teeth will completely get rid of that garlic smell that lingers on your breath better than just brushing and flossing your teeth.

Prevents cavities & tooth decay

We all know the benefits of fluoride but did you know that most mouthwash contain fluoride? Helping to prevent your teeth from getting cavities and also strengthening your enamel.

It gets in all the hard to reach places

Whilst brushing your teeth is the most effective way to clean your teeth, mouthwash can help get into all the nooks and crannies that can be missed. It is also advised that you use mouthwash before you clean your teeth to loosen up the plaque in your mouth making brushing even more effective.

Prevents dry mouth

Mouthwash can keep your mouth moist ensuring the prevention of bacteria build up. Saliva washes away all the food debris and bacteria in the mouth which ultimately prevents tooth decay.

Keep your pearly whites white!

Whitening products are all the rage at the moment who would have thought that you don’t always need to spend big bucks to get a whitening solution! Mouthwash may not be as effective as some products however it definitely contributes to whitening your teeth.


Introducing mouthwash into your daily routine will definitely contribute to your overall oral health, so why not give it a try? You can always consult your dentist about which mouthwash would be the most effective for you, and do your research before just picking up the cheapest one in the supermarket!