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Why Add Mouthwash to Your Water Flosser?

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Machine flossers usually use water as a cleaning agent. However, it is possible to add some mouthwash to this water. Why is this worth doing?

Speed up Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Cleaning your teeth and gums can take some time. You have to brush your teeth and floss around them. Plus, if you use a mouthwash, then you have to swish this around for a minute or two to get a really deep cleanse.

While this doesn't take all that long, it may strain your morning routine. You might not always have time to fit everything in, and you may skip the mouthwash stage if you're in a rush.

If you use a water flosser, then you greatly reduce the time it takes to floss between your teeth. The water jet does this for you extremely quickly, and if you add mouthwash to the mix, you save even more time. The flosser flosses and freshens your mouth simultaneously.

Get Better Coverage

While many people use mouthwash to help keep their breath fresh during the day, this liquid also has other hygiene benefits. For example, if you use an antiseptic or antibacterial product, then it helps keep your mouth healthy as well as smelling sweet.

As you swirl mouthwash around your teeth, it moves between them and around them. This could give you added protection. However, you may not reach every part of your mouth when you do this. You may just opt for a quick rinse. If your flossing water contains mouthwash, then the spray spreads the mouthwash all over your mouth. It goes between all your teeth and around all your gums automatically. So, you may use it more effectively.

Your breath will smell better for longer if mouthwash spreads more evenly. Plus, it can help clean out areas between your teeth that may have held food particles or bacteria.

Administer Prescribed Mouthwashes

When you have some dental treatments, your dentist may ask you to use a special mouthwash for a while. For example, if you have gum problems, then your dentist may recommend an antibacterial or therapeutic mouthwash to help your gums heal. Same goes if you've recently had a tooth out or a dental operation.

If you put these mouthwashes in your water flosser, then you make sure that you get them to the right areas. A spray jet can get a mouthwash into places you can't reach for yourself at an even pressure.

For more information on using mouthwash in your water flosser, ask your dentist for advice.