Fluoride mouthrinse is a solution for a daily mouthwash containing Fluoride, which makes teeth strong and prevents tooth decay caused by acid and bacteria. Fluoride mouthrinse is not be used in children below six years of age unless prescribed by a dentist.
Fluoride mouthrinse makes teeth strong and fortifies tooth enamel with Fluoride that prevents dental decay caused by acid and bacteria. Fluoride mouthrinse also helps to repair teeth in the early stages of dental decay. Fluoride mouthrinse helps to fortify teeth enamel and diminishes the occurrence of cavities in adults as well as children (~age above 6years)
Plaque is a kind of biofilm that is formed over the teeth surface post-meal. The bacteria present in the plaque releases acid, which causes demineralization of the teeth, i.e., mineral loss from the teeth. Demineralization of teeth eventually results in the formation of cavities and tooth decay. Fluoride mouth rinse does not prevent plaque formation; instead, Fluoride from the fluoride mouth rinse is absorbed by the tooth enamel promoting mineralization of the teeth. Mineral restoration in the teeth enamel makes them strong and even promote tooth repair in early-stage decay.
Fluoride mouthrinse should be used once daily, at bedtime or as directed by the dentist. Post teeth brushing at bedtime, place two teaspoonfuls ~10 ml of the mouthwash solution into your mouth and swish vigorously for a minute, followed by spitting it out. One should be careful not to swallow the fluoride mouthwash.
Children (below 12 years) should be taught to avoid ingestion of mouthwash. It is advisable to not drink or eat 30 minutes after the usage of the Fluoride mouthrinse.
Dosage of the mouthrinse is determined by the age and the fluoride content in the drinking water of any area. Fluoride mouthrinse should be used as per the direction of the dentist. This mouthwash should not be treated as regular mouthrinse and should be used upon medical recommendation.
An excessive amount of Fluoride may lead to teeth discolouration; hence the usage of Fluoride mouthwash should be under medical advice, and any change in teeth colouration should be immediately reported to the dentist.
People having an allergy to Fluoride or any other ingredient present in the mouthrinse should inform their dentist about it.
People with a history of oral diseases like sores and mucositis are advised to inform their dentist about it.
Ingestion of mouthrinse should be avoided, especially in children.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor prior to the usage of Fluoride mouthrinse.