Dentists recommend using a mouth wash after brushing that provides long-lasting protection from germs, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums and plaque buildup on the teeth. The liquid formula reached toughest corners in the mouth ensuring that almost all germs are eliminated.
The original formula can feel harsh and hard to use by teenagers as it has a strong smell and taste preferred by adults. There are many kinds of flavours of mouthwash products available by various dental care brands in the market. The formula mainly has the ingredients including Menthol, Thymol, Eucalyptol, Oil of Wintergreen as a foundation formula with added Mint flavour.
Benefits & Directions
Mouthwash provides 24 hours of protection preventing cavities and bacteria to accumulate in the mouth. Once used It is recommended not to rinse the mouth with water, eat and drink anything for 30 minutes afterwards to maintain protective effects of the mouthwash. Doctors recommend that only children above 12 years of age use mouthwash regularly.
It can be used twice a day for maximum benefits. It should be kept inside the mouth for 30 seconds so that areas such as between the gums and cheeks, over and under the tongue and gaps between teeth can be effectively cleaned.
The well-known brands available in Pakistan for mouthwash are Listerine and Colgate. There are also medicated and prescription based versions that are usually used by patients in need of orthodontic braces care. There are various sizes available depending on how frequently you use mouthwash and how many persons will share one bottle.