Mouthwash: instructions for use and contraindications

Most mouthwashes are used in doses of 15 or 20 ml, to gargle a few seconds before spitting.

Some mouthwashes are pure, others are diluted in water.

Before using your mouthwash, read the instructions correctly. Indeed, not all are for everyday use, and each is to be dosed differently.

Side effects and contraindications

The regular use of a mouthwash is a guarantee of good oral hygiene and promotes fresh breath. However, it can sometimes occur some inconvenience:

  • Some products may stain the surface of teeth or lips within minutes of use.
  • The bacterial flora may, in the long run, emit resistance to the active ingredients of the mouthwash.
  • After a mouthwash, as after the use of some toothpastes, it is possible that the taste is altered momentarily.

Finally, if you are prone to gum or periodontal problems, ask your dentist for advice before using a mouthwash. Thus, people suffering from repeated oral mucosal problems (mouth ulcers, thrush ...) must first take the advice of their doctor.

Patients taking medication (causing dry mouth, chemotherapy ...) that may affect the health of the mouth, should also seek medical advice. People who have received targeted radiotherapy treatment to the mouth area, lack saliva, and should not use these overly aggressive alcohol-based mouthwashes.

Note: Most mouthwashes are not recommended for children under 7 years old. Read the instructions before use.

See also: 20 tips to keep your teeth healthy!

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> Brushing teeth: 11 myths and ... truths
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