Posted on Jan 13, 2020
Mouthwash is a very important part of anyone’s at-home oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash kills the germs that cause gingivitis, dental cavities, and plaque buildup. In addition to cleaning the mouth, mouthwash also freshens the breath! Many parents wonder if mouthwash is safe for children, and the answer is yes! But there are a few stipulations. The American Dental Association recommends that you wait until your child is at least 6 years old or able to swish and spit out mouthwash without swallowing any.
There are special mouthwash brands made especially for children. These are alcohol-free and contain sodium fluoride to help prevent dental cavities. These brands include Firefly Kid’s Mouthwash and ACT Kid’s Anti-Cavity Mouthwash.
When added to a dental routine that also includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting Little Smiles of Delaware every 6 months for a dental cleaning and a checkup, mouthwash can help your child maintain excellent oral hygiene!
Below are a few tips to employ when adding mouthwash to your child’s oral hygiene routine:
For more information on how to help your children achieve and maintain good oral health, please make sure to schedule an appointment for them to receive regular dental cleanings and checkups. Making your appointments is as easy and calling Little Smiles of Delaware. Our children’s dental office is located here in Delaware, Ohio.