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What difference does it make if I use a national brand mouthwash that I buy at the drugstore or one that my dentist prescribes?
 
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What difference does it make if I use a national brand mouthwash that I buy at the drugstore or one that my dentist prescribes?

 

For some people, national brand mouthwashes can reduce plaque and eliminate mild gum disease. Others may need something more powerful. Dental professionals can prescribe antiseptic and antibiotic rinses that are significantly more effective. For example, while leading national mouthwash brands can reduce symptoms of mild gum disease by about 11%,  antiseptic rinses prescribed by a professional can reduce them by about 40% and antibiotic rinses by about 85%.

 Be sure to ask your dental professional which option is better to keep your gums healthy.