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ADA Recognizes the Benefits of Rinsing

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In addition to the American Dental Association’s recommendations for brushing and flossing, the ADA also recognizes the benefits of rinsing twice a day with an ADA-Accepted antimicrobial mouthrinse to reduce plaque and gingivitis, or a fluoride mouthrinse to prevent tooth decay.1

Because brushing and flossing only cover 25% of the mouth’s surfaces, plaque biofilm can still be present in the mouth. Adding a rinse to an everyday oral care routine can penetrate deep into plaque biofilm and kill the remaining bacteria. This complete oral care routine that incorporates brushing, flossing, and rinsing offers a 100% WHOLE MOUTH CLEAN.2

For more information on a 100% WHOLE MOUTH CLEAN learn about the importance of going beyond brushing.

References: 1. Learn more about mouthrinses. Web site. Accessed September 30, 2014. 2. Kerr WJS, Kelly J, Geddes DAM. The areas of various surfaces in the human mouth from nine years to adulthood. J Dent Res. 1991;70:1528-1530.