10/09/2021 0 Comments
Mouth rinses give mouth and breath freshness
Mechanical teeth cleaning alone is often not enough, as around 40% of our tooth surface are so-called interdental spaces, in which there can still be tiny particles and pathogens that can cause damage and an unpleasant mouthfeel.
You can only complete the cleaning process properly with a mouthwash
A mouthwash can be a very useful addition if it is carried out as a final cleaning measure after each tooth cleaning.
Just as you rinse off the adhering particles from your toothbrush under running water after each use, the easiest way to rinse your mouth is with a glass of water and a few squirts of a natural mouthwash concentrate (e.g. GingiFIT mouthwash concentrate) after each toothbrushing session.
Since a mouth rinse should be carried out twice every day after brushing, it is advisable not to proceed with a "chemical club" straight away, but with water and a natural, vegetable-based mouthwash concentrate.
The herbal mouthwash concentrates contain extracts and essential oils from plants that have been used in dentistry for centuries. The extracts and oils also have an antibacterial effect. In contrast to the ready-made solutions based on "chemistry", diluted mouthwash concentrates have a gentle effect and are also able to regulate the secretion of saliva and ensure a healthy oral flora.
Even after years of use, there is no risk of discoloration of the teeth or dulling of taste perception.
Thanks to this holistically proven mode of action of herbal mouthwashes in the entire oral cavity, bad breath is not simply covered up, but the natural ingredients actively counter the underlying causes and provide a lasting good mouthfeel and breath freshness after mouth rinsing.
Concentrated mouthwash solutions
In the case of excessive plaque formation or bacterial inflammation of the oral mucosa, there are ready-to-use mouth rinsing solutions, mostly on a purely chemical basis, which are often very complex.
Ready-to-use mouthwashes are used prophylactically and therapeutically to reduce plaque and combat harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa.
Ready-to-use mouth rinsing solutions are highly effective and have been further developed in 3 generation steps in such a way that the active ingredients they contain adhere and remain active for up to hours.
The main chemical ingredients of the ready-to-use mouthwash solutions are:
Chlorhexidine in various concentrations is the most widely used antiseptic today, both for combating bacteria and for reducing plaque. Fluorides prevent caries, inhibit bacterial adhesion and initial plaque formation (e.g. monofluorophosphates, sodium fluoride, amine fluoride, tin fluoride). Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) has an inhibitory effect on plaque formation and the number of bacteria.
Hexetidine has a disinfectant effect.
Preservatives like sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, benzoic acid and others.
No long-term use
Some of the above-mentioned active ingredients in the ready-to-use mouth rinsing solutions are also used therapeutically in higher concentrations for appropriate indications such as post-surgery after orthodontic treatments or mouth and throat infections.
Due to the high effectiveness of most ready-to-use mouth rinsing solutions, they are mainly used for short periods to combat above-average plaque build-up or bacterial colonization. After long-term, uninterrupted use, certain undesirable effects such as discoloration of the tooth surface, altered taste perception or a burning sensation in the mouth can occur.
Modern oral hygiene
Basically, it can be said that the most important prerequisites for oral health are a healthy and as little denatured diet as possible as well as regular dental check-ups.
This includes electric or manual teeth cleaning twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste and a final mouth rinse with a herbal mouthwash concentrate.
The best way to remove stubborn residues in the spaces between the teeth is with the help of interdental brushes or dental floss.
For when you are out and about after meals, smoking or if you have an unpleasant mouthfeel, there are also natural mouth sprays (e.g. GingiFIT mouth spray) that instantly refresh and care for the oral cavity.
If there is a lot of plaque build-up and bleeding gum infections, you should use ready-to-use mouthwashes as soon as possible. After improvement, discontinue these, however, as they are usually unsuitable for long-term use.