Mouthwash is not always guaranteed to work as promised due to the varying degrees of effectiveness within products. Some products do not always work as they say or vary in their uses, ranging from only freshening breath to providing enamel protection, fluoride treatment, or even whitening benefits.

As the popularity of mouthwash has increased, so too has its uses. The addition of fluoride to many types of mouthwash is done to help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay and gum disease from occurring. When selecting a mouthwash to help keep your smile clean, look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Another frequent use for mouthwash is to whiten teeth. Even though professional teeth whitening treatments given at our dentist office remain the safest and highest quality whitening treatments, whitening mouthwash can be used to help supplement your teeth whitening care.

To learn more about mouthwash, contact Dr. Danlu Lee & Wendy Yeung and our team at Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry by calling us at (425) 828.9721. If you would like an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Kirkland, Washington. If you are looking to improve your smile with the best oral health care treatments, visit us soon and we will do our best to assist you in any way we can.