If you’ve ever used mouthwash, you may have experienced mouthwash burn. While some patients like the burn because it confirms that the product is working, others cannot tolerate it and are always on the lookout for an alternative solution.
The mouthwash burn is widely seen among Listerine users. Listerine is a popular brand of mouthwash that has been around for over 100 years. Fortunately, there are countless other mouthwash brands that do not cause a burning sensation.
If you are looking for a mouthwash that doesn’t burn, it’s important to pay attention to the ingredient list. Try to opt for a mouthwash that does not contain an alcohol. Although alcohol is effective in killing germs and can dissolve and disperse other ingredients, it’s the main cause of mouthwash burn.
Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend these alcohol-free mouthwashes that do not burn:
SmartMouth Alcohol-Free Mouthwash: This mouthwash has a minty flavor and keep your mouth fresh for 12 hours after each rinse.
Biotene PBF Plaque Dissolving Mouthwash: The Biotene PBF Plaque Dissolving Mouthwash is available in a pack of 4 bottles, which are each 16-ounces. It can treat dry mouth and protect your gums.
Crest 3D White Glamorous White Multi-Care Whitening Fresh Mint Flavor Mouthwash: According to Crest, the Crest 3D White Glamorous White Multi-Care Whitening Fresh Mint Flavor Mouthwash can give you a whiter smile and fresher breath within two days of use.
Remember that mouthwash is designed to complement brushing and flossing, not to replace it. Therefore, you should use it after you brush and floss your teeth.
Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
If you are looking for the perfect mouthwash for your needs, we encourage you to contact us today. Call us at 703-757-0833 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!