Mouth lotion

A mouthwash is a solution which is used to rinse away food particles and plaque from the teeth. It is used after brushing the teeth and can form part of a daily oral care routine. It is seen as a form of protection against tooth decay and gum disease . A mouthwash can also rinse away food debris and mucus which is located deeper inside the throat. Many brands of mouthwash contain alcohol which is a part of its anti-bacterial properties as well as giving it a sharp taste. However this has generated a fair degree of controversy as alcohol based mouthwashes have been linked to mouth cancer although this is still inconclusive. They are also considered a risk for young children who may drink them by mistake or a temptation for alcoholics. The alcohol contained in a mouthwash has a drying out effect on the mouth and can in fact, worsen bad breath. In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day, you may also need to use a mouthwash or mouth rinse. There are a lot of over-the-counter varieties that are used to mask bad breath. However, you may need a prescription-strength mouth rinse to treat the bacteria that's causing the bad breath and other problems. There are several kinds of bacteria in the mouth. One type attacks the enamel of the teeth and can cause cavities. In that case, you may need a mouthwash with extra fluoride to help prevent cavities. Another type of bacteria attacks the gums, causing inflammation and bleeding. Those are signs of periodontal disease, which is the leading case of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35. Three out of four adults have some form of periodontal disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. The earliest stage of the infection is called gingivitis.