mouthwashIt used to be that there was only one type of mouth rinse available for dental patients to choose from and it typically involved taking a walk down the drugstore aisle in order to buy one that contained way too much alcohol to be comfortable. However, with many advancements in dental technology, there are several different types of mouthwashes for patients to choose from and that are designed to help treat your smile.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition that can cause you to become susceptible to things like bad breath and even cavities. Because your saliva helps to rid your mouth of germs and bacteria, when you have a dry mouth, it can cause a world of problems. Luckily, by using a prescribed mouthwash solution from Dr. Scott Tamura, you can help to stabilize your mouth’s saliva production and protect your teeth from any harmful bacteria or germs.


Gingivitis, or more commonly known as gum disease, is a disease that can cause your gums to become red, inflamed, irritated, and even recede in many cases. If Dr. Scott Tamura determines that you have gum disease, he may prescribe you with an antibacterial mouthwash that is designed to get rid of gum disease and restore your mouth back to its normal condition.


Not all over-the-counter solutions will cause your mouth to burn after you use them. In fact, there are many alcohol free over-the-counter whitening mouthwashes that are filled with things like fluoride and hydrogen peroxide to help whiten your teeth without causing your mouth irritation.

We’ve all tried a mouthwash only to learn that it causes more stinging and burning than it may be worth. Luckily, with many alcohol free and prescription strength mouthwashes you can get all of the benefits of a mouthwash without the discomfort. Whether you invest in an over-the-counter mouthwash solution or you visit Dr. Scott Tamura to get a prescription mouthwash, you can rest assured that your mouth gets the treatment it deserves. To learn more, contact our office today!