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Your dentist, Dr. Mauricio Martinez, encourages you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth once a day. Did you know he also encourages you to rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily? Well, it’s true. To help you have the proper rinsing routine, he is happy to give you some tips, which are:

-Pour 4 teaspoons (20 millimeters) of mouthwash into a cup or into the lid of the mouthwash. You can reduce the amount of mouthwash used if you have a hard time swishing that much liquid.

-Empty the cup by pouring the mouthwash into your mouth.

-Close your lips and swish the liquid around. It’s important to swish for the recommended amount of time listed on the bottle. If needed, use a timer or count in your head to make sure you swish for the appropriate amount of time.

-As you swish, occasionally gargle the rinse in the back of your mouth.

-Spit the mouthwash into the sink when the time is up.

-Make sure to use ADA-approved mouthwash that is antibacterial or one that contains fluoride. Antibacterial mouthwash kills bacteria and helps you prevent gingivitis. Fluoride mouthwash strengthens the tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities.

Would you like to know more about rinsing in Cape Coral, Florida? If so, please contact Gulf Coast Smiles at 239.549.0001 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is happy to teach you all we know about rinsing so you can have a top-notch smile and oral health. We look forward to hearing from you!