You mean all mouth rinses aren't created equal?
There are a variety of mouth rinses designed to do different things, from freshen breath and whiten teeth, to fight gingivitis and tooth decay. The function is determined most frequently by the active ingredient.
Important things to consider when choosing a rinse:
The rinse ingredients have the ability to do what you want the rinse to do!
A 0.05% neutral sodium fluoride rinse is shown to be the most effective daily fluoride application.
A rinse also containing xylitol will make that low level of fluoride work better.
Rinses containing alcohol can not only be detrimental to the oral tissues over time, but may compromise fillings, crowns, and veneers.
Some rinses may stain your teeth.
- Consider the acidity (pH) of the dental products you are using. Do they neutralize your mouth? Know your pH. Don't just brush and floss. . . neutralize!
Alkaline or neutralizing rinses promote healthy bacteria.