When is the best time to use mouthwash?

When patients visit our Hull dental practice, they often ask about mouthwash and the best way to use it as part of their oral hygiene routine.

Using a fluoride mouthwash straight after brushing is fairly pointless: you’re flushing away fluoride and replacing it with more of the same. Where it can come in handy, however, is in topping up fluoride levels in between toothbrushing – particularly if you’re at high risk of cavities. Why not try after lunch, before you pop out or when you get in from work to gain extra benefit from the fluoride mouthwash?

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