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wallybuddabingbang t1_jbe2dfu wrote

I thought mouthwash was allegedly a marketing scheme (halitosis) but is it a legit part of a good oral hygiene routine? I brush 2-3x a day and floss daily and drink lots of water. Should mouthwash be integrated into this routine? Also wondering as I have two young kids and want to get them on the right track.


Sauffer t1_jbe499j wrote

Look into mouthwash and nitric oxide. Salt rinse is best. I avoid mouthwashes.


wallybuddabingbang t1_jbe6o5n wrote

Wow, just googled and found an NIH study on this. So does a saltwater rinse kill the bacteria that can make its way to your brain? It’s very hard to know what the best thing to do for your health actually is.


Sauffer t1_jbe7uv3 wrote

It does kill bacteria and raises ph. I use a Philps sonicare power flosser before I brush instead of salt or chemical mouthwash.