How many people out there include using a mouthwash in their oral hygiene regimen?
I never really used any mouthwash before, until recently when I realized I’m so prone to canker sores, or mouth ulcers. I get one or two every month. It’s a pain! Literally.
A friend suggested I should take Bactidol when I have canker sores to hasten the healing. Unknown to most, our mouth basically has a LOT of bacteria (more than our butt, according to said friend, lol) and when we get a wound in our mouth, the bacteria enters the wound and it develops into a mouth ulcer or a canker sore.
True enough, when I started gargling with Bactidol after brushing, in 3 days tops, the canker sore healed! Yay. Usually, it took a week, or even more.
So that got me thinking that maybe I should include a mouth wash in my regimen.
I tried out the brand Oracare since my mom suggested it. So far, after a month of religiously using a mouth wash, I haven’t had a single episode with canker sores.
I also noticed that my mouth feels better in the morning. Normally in the mornings, my mouth feels like I’ve been licking stinky socks (not that I wouldn’t know what that *really* feels like…). I guess you can say I also have “better” morning breath. Though I would prefer not to have morning breath at all!
If you do use mouth washes, what brand are you using?
I actually like Oracare because its like minty water and doesn’t sting at all since it’s alcohol-free. I’ve tried other mouth wash brands before, like Listerine and Astring-o-Sol, and I end up spitting them out as soon as I’ve taken a sip to gargle. I don’t even get to gargle at all because they sting so bad! Even when I dilute them with water, they still sting!
I would also like to add flossing to my oral hygiene regimen, but haven’t been successful in doing it regularly. Flossing is SO hard. Especially when you get to the inner teeth!