The daily use of the Mouthwash is a key element in the routine of oral hygiene. Have you considered if the use you make is the correct one? It is necessary to know how to use it Mouthwash and which is the most appropriate for your needs.

The Mouthwash or mouthwash, is an aqueous or hydroalcoholic solution, which usually contains effective active ingredients to eliminate bacteria from the mouth (teeth, gums and mucous membranes). Its function is to complement the work of brushing, provide freshness, reach inaccessible places with the brush and remain longer in the oral cavity.

Some people use it Mouthwash to avoid bad breath, fight gingivitis or prevent tooth decay. In either case, it can Mouthwash never replace brushing or flossing. Moreover, its effectiveness is directly related to its correct use.

Use of the Mouthwash

It is advisable to read the instructions for use before use, although the most common is as follows:

Brushing your teeth

Oral hygiene is mainly based on tooth brushing. It is essential to carry out a correct brushing and subsequent use of the rinse, to achieve a complete and adequate oral hygiene.

When rinses with antiseptic ingredients, such as chlorhexidine, are used, it is advisable to use toothpastes without components that interfere with these antiseptics. For this reason it is recommended to use toothpastes from the same family as Mouthwash. You should also avoid taking any food or drink up to half an hour after rinsing, thus allowing the product to perform its effect for longer.

How Mouthwash much to spend

Use only the amount indicated in the product'Mouthwash s instructions for use, which is usually 10-15 ml. It is recommended that mouthwashes are not diluted with water unless indicated in the directions for use, as the effectiveness of the product may be affected.

Rinse well

One of the keys to doing it correctly is to swish the product for an adequate time. Most mouthwashes recommend between 30 seconds and one minute. It is important not to swallow the liquid because mouthwashes are not designed to be swallowed.

When to use Mouthwash

It is recommended to use it 2 or 3 times a day after toothbrushing, to achieve efficient results.

Depending on the type of rinse you are using the instructions for use may vary, as well as the time of use. This is because there are mouthwashes that can be used daily as part of your oral hygiene routine and others that are more therapeutic and can only be used for a certain amount of time.

Types of mouthwashes

Mouthwash formulations vary depending on the purpose for which they are intended. You can use both everyday and therapeutic mouthwashes.

Depending on the therapeutic agents contained in the solution used, the mouthwash may have different actions:

  • Anti-caries remineralization (sodium fluoride, sodium monofluorophosphate, tin fluoride, amine fluoride, dibasic calcium phosphate fluoride).
  • Preventive of periodontal disease (chlorhexidine, triclosan, hexetidine, sanguinary, thymol, eucalyptol, quaternary ammonium derivatives).
  • Action against hypersensitivity (strontium chloride, aluminium lactate, potassium nitrate).
  • Anti-halitosis effect (chlorophyll, triclosan, chlorhexidine, sodium bicarbonate, chlorine dioxide)
  • Hygiene and child protection (sodium fluoride, xylitol, calcium glycerophosphate)

Laboratorios KIN We have a wide range of mouthwashes adapted to cover the needs of the whole family:

  • FluorKIN AnticariesIdeal to complement the daily oral hygiene routine. It acts preventing the formation of dental caries, as an anti-plaque agent and also provides a pleasant fresh breath.
  • FluorKIN for children: Prevents the appearance of cavities and strengthens the tooth enamel of the youngest. Its delicious strawberry flavour makes it easier to use on a daily basis.
  • GingiKIN B5: It is a complete line indicated for daily care. It helps control dental biofilm, strengthens and tones the gums thanks to its antioxidant and revitalizing action, prevents cavities and strengthens the tooth enamel.
  • KIN Gingival ComplexChlorhexidine Digluconate: Its formula contains chlorhexidine digluconate and Alpantha, a complex formed by provitamin B5 (panthenol) and allantoin, which increases the effect of both substances. Its use promotes the reduction of dental biofilm, strengthens and tones the delicate gums. It is ideal for oral hygiene in periodontal procedures.

Precautions when using Mouthwash

It is very important to follow those Indications established by the prescribing professional or by the manufacturer.

Excessive or incorrect use of rinses containing chlorhexidine can cause yellowish staining of the teeth, tongue and oral mucous membranes. Similarly, the use of alcohol-based mouthwashes can affect salivary secretion levels.

Finally, the use of mouthwashes is not recommended for children under 5 years of age because of the risk of ingestion.