Is there such a thing as the perfect mouthwash? We’ll get this one out of the way right here at the beginning — the answer is no. At least probably not (but more on that later).

In this day and age, there are plenty of options when it comes to mouthwash. But what do you need to consider before purchasing your mouthwash? In today’s post, the team at Summit Family Dentistry has a few tips for you to keep in mind next time you’re at the grocery store picking out a mouthwash. That’s right; these tips are dentist-approved! If you’re wondering which criteria to consider, keep reading to learn more!

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Mouthwash

Consider Your Specific Needs

Do you need a toothpaste designed specifically to help with teeth whitening? How about something that’s made to fight gum disease? Are you prone to gingivitis or plaque? These are all important things to think about as you choose a mouthwash.

Once you’ve narrowed it down to which specific things you need your mouthwash to do you can then settle on your final selection.

Pick a Flavor

Perhaps you’re only interested in a certain flavor of mouthwash. Whether it’s cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, cool mint, or some other type of mint, there are plenty of options to choose from. There’s something for everyone, and the prospect of settling on one flavor can be a daunting one. Not to worry, because you can try them all. Speaking of which…

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix It Up

We said at the beginning of this post that there’s no such thing as the perfect mouthwash, but what we neglected to mention is that there might just be a perfect mouthwash for you. The only way you can be certain, however, is by trying any of the ones that sound like they might be up your alley.

Whether you get whatever is cheapest or you’ve stuck with the same brand for years now, our advice is to change it up every once in awhile. If you find one you love, feel free to stick with it. Otherwise, the sky’s the limit. And hey, if you end up not liking one of your choices, don’t worry too much because you can grab something else next time.

Is It Time to See a Local Dentist?

One other thing to consider is the fact that your dentist might be willing to provide you with a recommendation for mouthwash. (Spoiler alert: we’d be glad to.) Your checkup will tell us quite a bit about your mouth and that means that we can recommend a mouthwash that might be perfect for treating an issue that you’re dealing with. Or, you know, if that’s not the case, we can recommend one based solely on flavor. That works too!

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At the end of the day, which mouthwash you use is up to you. It’s also up to you which dentist you see, but we hope that you’ll choose us. We strive to be different from the rest, priding ourselves on the fact that we take great care to ensure that each and every patient who comes to see us feels comfortable. We know just how stressful it can be to go to the dentist, and this is particularly true if you’ve had a bad experience at a dental clinic in the past. Regardless of the past situations that you’ve found yourself in, we want you to know that our goal is to put you at ease from the moment you step through our door.

You can learn more about what makes us different here, but suffice it to say that no one does it quite like us. We proudly offer iPads for the kids to play with, free water and coffee, memory foam chairs for patients, Netflix in every operatory (there’s nothing like your favorite show or movie to put you at ease!), plush blankets, and more. And, of course, we’ll always greet you with a smile on our faces, or maybe even a bad joke or two.

If you have been searching for a dentist in Denver, NC, look no further. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!