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Gargle and spit: using mouthwash is easy, right? Believe it or not, using mouthwash is a tiny bit more complex than that. (But once you get down the steps, it really isn’t difficult at all.) We’ve assembled some instructions to assist you in getting the most out of your mouthwash-swishing sessions.

Utilized suitably, mouthwash can be a solid part of any dental hygiene routine. To use mouthwash, pour about 20 ml of the fluid into a cup. Pour the mouthwash from the cup into your mouth and swish, gargle, or hold it in your mouth for around 30 seconds before spitting it out into the sink. Do not flush out the mouthwash with water, and refrain from eating or drinking for half an hour following your rinsing with mouthwash.

Some people think that mouthwash is a shortcut to an entirely clean mouth, but that’s not really the whole story. Even though mouthwash can help you strengthen your dental health, brushing twice daily and flossing once per day are still key habits crucial to any awesome oral hygiene routine. Never skip brushing your and flossing your pearly whites and gums.

Are you using mouthwash properly? We hope this post has been educational for you. To pencil in your next visit with Dr. Asal Shirazi at the Brea, California, office of Fullerton Dental Care, reach out to us at 714-386-7421 now. We’ll get you squared away hastily.