There are inconclusive studies about rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth. One study shows that immediate rinsing affects the absorption of fluoride and the other study shows it reduces the caries prevention response of fluoride on the tooth´s enamel.
Moreover, rinsing the mouth after every brush is a normal activity everyone does and is something everyone has grown accustomed to. While it may not be as bad to rinse or not to rinse your mouth after every brush, what you should use to achieve that overall clean feeling will help you make the right choice.
Water Removes that the Nipping Toothpaste Residue
Water is the most common element used after brushing. Although immediately rinsing your mouth after such activity lessens the effects of concentrated fluoride, it may be the best element to use when you want to remove toothpaste residue from your mouth.
People with sensitive teeth can also lessen the effects of toothpaste chemicals on your teeth and help prevent that sudden pain from recurring. It can be the ideal material if you do not want to experience the effects of an alcoholic mouthwash.
Use a Mouthwash if You Want to Curtail Bacterial Buildup
A mouthwash is used to loosen food particles and kill bacteria in your mouth. Maximizing the effects of it can be utilized when you use them after brushing as it flushes out dislodged food particles and kills bad bacteria at the same time.
While most mouthwashes contain alcohol, it is not advisable for people who are recovering from addiction. The effects of alcohol can trigger a relapse, which is why most dentists would recommend using only water or an alcohol-free mouthwash.
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