Mouthwash is an antiseptic oral rinse solution intended to reduce the microbial load in the oral cavity, although some types of mouthwash might be given for other reasons, such as for their analgesicanti-inflammatory or anti-fungal properties. Some rinses act as saliva substitutes to neutralize acid and keep the mouth moist while others temporarily suppress bad breath. There are several benefits of using a mouthwash on a daily basis, some of which you might not know about:

REDUCES CANKER SORES

Ulcer of the mouth or lips due to consumption of acidic foods or tissue injury can be subsided with the help of a mouthwash as it detoxifies the area by reducing the amount of bacteria affecting the area.

TREATS HEAD LICE

Mouthwash with antiseptic properties can stifle and kill head lice.

CURES ACNE AND PIMPLES

Dabbing the antiseptic mouthwash on a popped pimple or acne helps prevent the germs from spreading and forming new pimples.

TREATING ITCHY SCALP AND SOFTENING DRY FEET

Mouthwash that contains eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate and thymol can soothe a dry scalp and chapped dry feet, making them itch-free, soft and supple. All these are essential oils which are great for your skin.

SAFEGUARDS PREGNANCY

Periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis, pose a threat to pregnancy and are a contributing factor to premature births and under-weight babies. This happens when the bacteria affecting the mouth gets transferred to the woman’s bloodstream through infection and inflames her body, galvanizing contractions and can even damage the baby’s health after birth.

PREVENTS XEROSTOMIA

You suffer from a dry mouth when saliva production is not sufficient. This condition makes your mouth vulnerable to bacterial attacks and tooth decay. Certain mouthwashes contain substances that act like a substitute to saliva and neutralize the effects of acids in your mouth, preventing enamel damage.

These are some of the unknown benefits of using mouthwash. This surely gives you more reasons to use it regularly.

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