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Why Mouthwash Burns

Posted on 6/6/2022 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Why Mouthwash BurnsOnce you have brushed your teeth and flossed them, you should rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Using mouthwash allows you to achieve a more comprehensive clean since it reaches places that brushing and flossing cannot reach. What is the reason for the burning sensation after using mouthwash? It could be connected to the mouthwash or another unknown issue.

It's Purpose

This is because mouthwash is made from ingredients that destroy bacteria in your mouth and fight germs that are causing some issues. In most cases, mouthwash contains alcohol, which is why you feel a burning sensation in your mouth. If you want less alcohol in your mouthwash, choose one with a lower percentage. You'll have a lesser or no burning sensation and no harsh side effects in the long run.

Kinds of Mouthwash

You do not need alcohol in mouthwash for effective cleaning. A non-alcoholic mouthwash can also be used, depending on what you are looking for. Here are some options available on the market. Gum health mouthwashes can remove plaque from your gum line if you see early signs of gum disease. You will have a bright smile with whitened teeth when you use whitening mouthwash. When buying mouthwash for your kids, you may opt for the kid's mouthwash. Your breath will become fresher instantly if you use a breath-freshening mouthwash. A moisturizing mouthwash will help you hydrate your mouth if you have a dry mouth.

Mouthwash is a secondary action, but the most effective step is to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss regularly. After this, you can rinse your mouth with mouthwash. This will remove the remaining food particles, germs, and bacteria, and will clean the gumline.

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