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You visit the dentist and leave with a bag containing a new toothbrush, floss, and a small bottle of mouthwash.

You stroll down the oral health aisle at the drugstore and you find multiple flavors, types, and brands of mouthwash.

So, you may be asking – Is mouthwash necessary? Well, the answer is that it depends on the state of your oral health.

For those who brush their teeth twice a day, floss at least once per day, and get regular dental cleanings, mouthwash is generally unnecessary. You may enjoy the “burn” and the clean feeling left behind from rinsing with mouthwash, and if that’s the case, you can continue to use it. However, it is not something that you need to incorporate into your daily routine.

However, some people strongly benefit from using mouthwash on a daily basis. People with diabetes or gingivitis, those who are prone to developing cavities, or those who do not practice proper oral hygiene should incorporate mouthwash. It is important to choose an antibacterial mouthwash that will kill the oral bacteria inside the mouth. Oral bacteria are responsible for gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay. If you fall into a category where your oral health is compromised, you should talk to your dentist about the best type of mouthwash for your oral needs.

Something important to understand is that mouthwash will not “cure” any of the current oral health issues you may have. If you have plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth, mouthwash will not penetrate the plaque and remove it from your teeth. For mouthwash to be most effective, you need to start with a clean mouth. Call your dentist to schedule a professional dental cleaning as soon as possible. Your smile is your most important accessory, so treat it with care.

Contact Just Brush My Teeth today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Just Brush My Teeth

2480 Windy Hill Road Suite 202
Marietta, GA 30067

Phone: (470) 600-5974


Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only

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Our Patient Reviews

Just Brush My Teeth

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

  • Michelle R.

    Great experience! The staff was really sweet and informative through the whole process and got me in and out pretty quickly plus it is more affordable than any other dentists I have been to.

  • Thomas N.

    Great experience and much more affordable. Dr. Granger was very personable and professional. I needed a deep cleaning/scaling done and the dentist I saw at Aspen dental wanted almost $2K for it and that’s with a discount. Then an additional $150 per follow up visit. Dr. Granger took care of it all for under $700 and the work is just as good. I will continue to utilize this office for my cleanings from here out.

  • D West

    My experience was excellent! I am ashamed to say how long it’s been since I went to a dentist, but I can tell you with certainty they removed all of the plaque and tarter and my teeth look so pearly and clean!! I can’t stop smiling, even with my gaps! My confidence has changed in just a matter of minutes! Great choice for my glow up!!

  • Carlton L.

    Awesome staff! Very friendly and efficient. Thank you for great service!

  • Nicole M.

    Great service, no pain. Ms. Missy was great!! I gave her a nickname, “Hurricane Missy”!

  • Tiffany O.

    It's been years since my mouth had work done. My mouth looks and feel so much better. THANK YOU MS.MISSY FOR BEING SUPER SWEET💕💕💕💕💕 MAKING ME FEEL SO COMFORTABLE. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE GREAT PRICES OUT OF POCKET