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ADA Recognizes the Benefits of Rinsing

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THE ADA RECOGNIZES THE BENEFITS OF RINSING

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. ADA.org Web site. http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/ada-seal-of-acceptance/product-ca.... 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.