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Why Rinse With MouthwashMuch like rock-paper-scissors, good dental habits come in three.

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste, frequently flossing the hard-to reach-spaces in between your teeth, and rinsing with dentist recommended mouthwash go hand-in-hand-in-hand in protecting your mouth from unwanted oral health conditions like tooth decay and gingivitis.

Unlike brushing and flossing, however, more than a few people have a blatant disregard of using mouthwash when rinsing their mouths.

Needless to say, this is wrong. Good quality mouthwash is not just an effective agent in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, it is, in fact, essential in promoting and preserving good oral health.


Between killing tooth-decay causing bacteria and keeping your breath minty fresh, good quality mouthwash brings a lot of benefits to the table.

  • Mouthwash actively prevents plaque build-up. Mouthwash is specifically formulated to prevent plaque from forming on the surfaces of your teeth, and in the hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth. Unfortunately, mouthwash isn’t formulated to remove already existing plaque. And this is exactly why brushing and flossing becomes all the more necessary.
  • Mouthwash helps loosen and remove food particles. Mouthwash is traditionally used after brushing and flossing.  While this is, in every sense, a very good practice, swishing with mouthwash before brushing and flossing helps in making loose food particles easier to remove and clean.
  • Mouthwash kills bacteria. Brushing and flossing are very effective in removing loose food particles and in scrapping off plaque. However, these activities are simply unable to neutralise mouth-dwelling bacteria. It is good quality mouthwash that is especially designed to kill tooth-decay causing germs and bacteria immediately upon contact.

Dentist In Bondi

Visiting your local Dentist In Bondi at Bondi Dental best improves your chances of promoting and preserving optimal oral health. A reputable dental practice that sits in Bondi Beach, Bondi Dental offers world-class dental services to the local Bondi community and its surrounding regions. Claim your FREE dental consultation by calling us at (02) 9365 7187, or simply booking an appointment online.

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