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Are you looking for the right kind of mouthwash for you? If so, we can help! Our team here at Smiles Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California, is always happy to help you with any of your dental questions or needs, even with it comes to talking about the multiple options in choosing mouthwash.

There are many different options to choose from when it comes to mouthwash. The popular question then becomes: how do you know which one to choose? When it comes to answering this, you must understand there are two different kinds of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic.

Therapeutic mouthwashes are designed with important ingredients that kill bacteria and reduce plaque, gum disease, cavities, and bad breath problems. Therapeutic mouthwashes have fluoride, which reduces and prevents tooth decay. Cosmetic mouthwashes can temporarily work to reduce bad breath in your smile. They usually have a better flavor but are not capable of fighting off cavities or gum disease.

Now that you know the difference in the types of mouthwash you can choose from, you can figure out which option is right for your unique needs. If you continue to experience bad breath or cavities, please call 310-829-0808 to make an appointment with Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar. Our friendly and professional staff is always happy to take your call and help in any way we can.