How do Colgate Mouthwashes Work?


Colgate® mouthwashes are uniquely designed to amplify the benefits of brushing. When used together, a toothbrushing and mouthwash system expands the potential for oral care. When a person brushes with toothpaste twice a day, powerful active ingredients like fluoride help prevent common problems such as cavities.

Essentially, Colgate® mouthwashes have three aspects that benefit your mouth: they deliver more active ingredients to the mouth, there is less dilution during use, and more ingredients are left behind.

More active ingredients

By adding mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine, you get an extra dose of key ingredients that can help prevent tooth decay, reduce stains or freshen breath.

Less dilution

Unlike a toothpaste, when you use a mouthwash there is less dilution during use from saliva. This maintains a higher concentration of key ingredients during use.

More ingredients are left behind

Lastly, and most critically, because you do not rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash, key ingredients are left behind to keep working long after use.



Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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Choosing Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses

Mouthwash and fluoride mouth rinse are two different products. Here are some of the differences:

  • Antibacterial mouthwashes – these mouthwashes are more effective in controlling plaque than fluoride rinses, and also freshen breath.

  • Fluoride rinses – these rinses coat the teeth with fluoride to strengthen teeth to prevent tooth decay and cavities. They also freshen breath.

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