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Why mouthwash is bad for your oral health

For many years people have been using mouthwash as part of their oral health regime.

So while rinsing with mouthwash is intended to keep breath fresh and prevent the build-up of bacteria, cavities, and plaque in the mouth, using mouthwash has numerous risks and dangers.

Let’s look at each of them.
  1. Irritation of Canker Sore – Generally, some mouthwash can help heal canker sores. However, when you use a type of mouthwash with high alcohol content, it can do more harm than good and further irritate your canker sores in the process.
  2. A Superficial Mask for bad breath – Most mouthwashes have a high alcohol content and can cause damage to delicate mucus membranes in the mouth, alcohol also causes the mouth to dry out.  A dry mouth is the perfect environment for bad breath causing bacteria to grow and multiply. So while the odor is masked temporarily and you can use mouthwash to conceal bad breath,  the effects will not last long and it will not treat problems from the root cause. If you want to improve your oral hygiene or bad breath, visit your dentist regularly and employ healthy oral habits such as brushing, flossing, and adding an oral probiotic to your oral care routine.
  3. Stain and Discoloration – Some types of mouthwashes have chlorhexidine gluconate. This ingredient helps prevent bacterial growth, but in some cases, it may cause discoloration on the teeth.Chlorhexidine gluconate can cause teeth stains when it gets in contact with food additives in the mouth. Tannis is one of which and it is common in coffee, tea, and red wine.
  4. Health Hazards for Children – Mouthwash can be very dangerous if ingested. That’s why children under the age of 12 should only use mouthwash in the presence of an adult and if prescribed by a dentist.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.


Causes of Sensitive Teeth:
– Brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles.
– Teeth grinding.
– Dental cleanings or treatments.
– Temporary tooth sensitivity, which can occur after a professional teeth-whitening treatment but usually goes     away shortly after the procedure ends.

Signs & Symptoms:
If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful, then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time.

Take Care of Your Tooth Enamel
If you have sensitive teeth, it’s possible some of your enamel has worn away.

To prevent or put the brakes on that damage:

Don’t brush too hard. You might be taking off more than just plaque. Side-to-side brushing right at the gum line can make your enamel go away faster. You should use a soft-bristled brush and work at a 45-degree angle to your gum to keep enamel clean and strong.

Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Soda, sticky candy, high-sugar carbs – all of these treats attack enamel. Instead, snack on:

  • Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Plain yogurt


The mouth is a complex machine; without a proper bite, chewing can become impaired, teeth can become worn leading to pain and sensitivity. The jaw and neck can also become sore and may even cause migraines to occur. A complete breakdown seriously compromises aesthetics and can lead to very low self esteem.
Full mouth reconstruction is the use of a variety of dental methods to create the correct relationship between gums, bone, muscles and teeth resulting in a rejuvenated smile and appearance.

Our Prosthedontist Dr Ajay Juneja can evaluate your situation and discuss a tailor made plan to get you back to full oral health.

Treatments involved in dental reconstructions are:

Our 5 point promise to you:
– We are very experienced and understand teeth, smile design and expectation
– We will professionally design your treatment step by step and simplify the information to you to ensure you keep control of your outcome
– A detailed breakdown of costs and plan with no hidden extras
– Flexible payment options
– Exceptional service ensuring a unique experience with The Dental Studio


Many parents ask why baby teeth are important when their child is just going to lose them eventually.

Well moms and dads, we have the answer. Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development. They hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. When a baby tooth is lost too early due to injury or disease (such as severe decay), the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when it’s their turn to erupt.

It is advised to start good oral hygiene habits at a young age. This way your children will grow up knowing the importance of a healthy mouth.

Early Oral Care:
  • Use a clean wet washcloth, gauze or finger-cot to clean baby’s gums daily.
  • Ensure baby has swallowed all milk before lying him/her down.
  • Once teeth are present use a soft bristled toothbrush to clean teeth. Or continue to use a clean wet washcloth, gauze or finger cot to clean teeth and gums daily until you are comfortable using a toothbrush.
  • Avoid transferring harmful bacteria to baby… i.e. do not put infants utensils, soothers in adult’s mouth.

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