Oral hygiene is important for several reasons. For one, maintaining oral health might help prevent cavities or keep your teeth bright and white. One thing that many dentists, including Dr. Jade Thomas, are happy to see is a growing number of people are using mouthwash regularly. Still, some people omit this practice from their dental regimen. A survey that targeted baby boomers revealed that 60 percent of people do not rinse out their mouths as they should.
Why is it Important to Rinse?
- Oral infections
- Bad breath or halitosis
- Risk of heart disease
- Higher risk of developing alzheimer’s disease
Alternatives to Modern Mouthwash
Some people are interested in natural options when it comes to dental care in Port St. Lucie, FL and Dr. Jade Thomas understands this and wants to help.For one, Banyan Dental St. Lucie West knows about the effectiveness of green tea as a mouthwash. A study showed that the main ingredient in green tea, catechin, is powerful enough to decrease the bacteria that can lead to gingivitis. There are a few more options that you might want to incorporate into your dental regimen (with your dentist’s approval), like the following:
- Raw, unfiltered, cold-pressed coconut oil
- A spoon full of raw honey mixed into half a cup of water
- Half a cup of water with a drop or two of peppermint oil
Learn More About Oral Care With Banyan Dental
Dr. Jade Thomas and Banyan Dental are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. Call us today at (772) 344-3300 and get started on your way to enjoying healthy, beautiful and long lasting teeth!
You are in good hands when you visit Dr. Jade Thomas and his team at Banyan Dental of Port St. Lucie.