Does mouthwash fix gum disease?


If you have ever picked up a stone from a river or stream, you will have felt that sticky, slimy (nearly invisible) layer clinging onto the surface.

That “biofilm” has had water flowing over it constantly, but it is still there, right?

Plaque bacteria in their “biofilm” on teeth work in the same way.

To remove them and switch off the inflammation we need mechanical cleaning on all surfaces where the gum joins with the tooth itself. No amount of mouthwash, chemical or miracle product can dissolve or totally remove it instead.

Beware powerful marketing (which has even warped some dentists’ perceptions of what works and what does not!) Extended use of brands like Corsodyl will discolour your teeth brown.

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