February 17, 2020

Alcohol vs Non-Alcoholic Mouthwashes – Which Is Better?

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Your dentist has encouraged you to include the use of mouthwash as part of your oral hygiene routine at home. Mouthwash is a great complement to spinning and proper tooth brushing, as it is a fluid that can penetrate into the areas of the mouth where the thread and a toothbrush cannot reach it.

Most mouthwashes also contain germs, which kill germs and leave that feeling, tickling in the mouth. As much as you want to have a clean mouth, you haven't included regular mouthwash because it's something else to do, and you're not interested in the itchy feeling.

Your dentist tells you that there is an alcohol-free mouthwash that will not cause unpleasant stings or discomfort in the mouth.

There are pros and cons to using both types of mouthwash, and whatever you decide to do will give your teeth and gums a better cleansing than using back.

Alcohol-free mouth wash

Pros

  • It does not cause any adverse reactions in children if it is accidentally swallowed
  • It does not cause the sensation of burning or tingling in the mouth
  • It is a good choice for patients who suffer from alcoholism, have a sore throat, are diabetic or suffer from dry mouth syndrome.
  • It does not dry out the mouth, which is essential for the production of saliva and the prevention of oral health
  • It can have a better effect on wear, hardness, shine and color of dental restorations
  • There are several types of non-alcoholic mouthwashes that are effective for treating bad breath, increased dry mouth, tartar and plaque and for caries and gums.
  • Contains CPC (Cetylpyridinium Chloride) and active ingredient to treat tooth decay and gum disease
  • Contains chlorhexidine gluconate, one of the most effective oral care ingredients in oral water
  • It cools the breath so that the natural balance of the saliva and the bacteria in the mouth is not altered
  • It does not contain benzalkonium chloride, which may be an allergen, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), saccharin (sugar) or alcohol. Instead, it contains sodium benzoate, baking soda and other ingredients that are shown to help remove bacteria from the mouth.

Cons

  • You don't get that clean tickling sensation or the tickling sensation
  • It's harder to find and can be more expensive

Traditional alcoholic dishwasher

Pros

  • It is effective in killing germs and bacteria in the mouth
  • Contains CPC (Cetylpyridinium Chloride) and active ingredient to treat tooth decay and gum disease
  • Contains chlorhexidine gluconate, one of the most effective oral care ingredients in oral water
  • Gives a clean feeling to the mouth

Cons

  • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which dries mouth, causing bad breath and reduced saliva production
  • SLS may cause minor damage to the tissue lining in the mouth
  • It can create pain pain
  • It kills good and bad bacteria in the mouth
  • Fresh breath does not even last
  • Not suitable for young children as it can get them sick
  • It produces an unpleasant taste in the mouth, as well as an uncomfortable tingling and tingling sensation in the mouth
  • It only temporarily masks bad breath, it does not reach the cause
  • It may increase the risk of oral cancer

Alcohol-free mouthwashes are best for children, those who have certain oral and health conditions, and who have current dental problems. Traditional alcohol mouthwashes are a good choice for those who have a healthy body and mouth and don't want to hunt high and low for non-alcoholic mouthwashes.

Both types of mouthwashing have their advantages and disadvantages. No matter what, however, you should not replace brushing and flossing your teeth every day.