Will Mouthwash Cure Gum Disease?

Miramar Beach FL Family DentistThe good news is that mouthwash can be an essential part of a routine to combat gum disease. The bad news is that mouthwash alone won't cut it.

Gum disease is inflammation that affects not just the gums, but the bone and ligaments surrounding teeth, as well. It can weaken those structures so much that your teeth get loose and fall out. Clearly, it's something you want to get rid of.

Causes Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a combination of a bacterial infection and an inflammatory reaction from your own body. As germs invade gum tissues, your gums swell and pull away from the teeth. This creates pockets of space around the teeth which can host even more bacteria and debris. As the inflammation progresses, all the action happens in areas out of reach of a toothbrush, floss, and yes, mouthwash.

How To Get Rid Of Gum Disease

For antibacterial properties to actually have any effect on the bacteria hanging out below your gums, you may benefit from an antibiotic placed directly in those pockets around teeth. This is best preceded by a deep cleaning, however, to remove plaque and tartar that host the troublesome bacteria. You can find all of the latest in gum disease-fighting techniques right here at Seacrest Dental.

What's Mouthwash Good For Then?

An anti-plaque or anti-gingivitis rinse will help prevent new bacteria from setting up residence in your mouth. Whether you have gum disease or not, this kind of mouthwash is really good to have in your oral hygiene routine.

A mouthwash might not easily rinse away your gum problem. But the dental experts at Seacrest Dental can help. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Seacrest Dental