If you have had your teeth bonded using a composite resin, you may have been told by your dentist not to use a mouthwash containing alcohol because it detrimental to the bonding agent by softening the resin. Instead of using a commercial mouthwash that uses alcohol, try the following homemade mouthwash.
What You Will Need
Before you begin, gather the following supplies and ingredients. You can find the ingredients in most supermarkets and pharmacies.
The salt water helps cleanse the surface of your teeth and gums, and it kills bacteria. The peppermint oil in this mouthwash serves as an anti-bacterial agent. It helps kill germs that can lead to gum disease, as well as those that cause bad breath.
Clove oil is also a potent ingredient for killing germs and eliminating bad breath. However, the oil is very strong and could cause irritation, so do not use more than the amount listed.
Once you have everything you need, follow the instructions below to make and use your alcohol-free mouthwash.
Using the above mouthwash once a day can keep your teeth clean without destroying the composite bonding agent. If you have more questions or any concerns about how to take care of your bonded teeth, you may want to ask your cosmetic dentist, like P. Jeffrey Lowe, DMD, PA, for advice.Share
21 March 2016
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