Toothpaste with the antibacterial triclosan may be beneficial to teeth. But scientists are concerned about the safety of antibacterial mouthwashes.
Antibacterial mouthwash may interfere with the body’s ability to convert nitrates in saliva. Over time, this can increase overall inflammation in the body — increasing risk of heart disease.
Your tongue is especially sensitive, and mouthwash containing triclosan can kill the good bacteria on the tongue. Antibacterial toothpaste on teeth seems to be fine.
– Follow a healthy diet with leafy green veggies and beets, which boost the nitrate level in saliva.
– Avoid antibacterial mouthwash and only brush your teeth (not your tongue) with antibacterial toothpaste
– Speak to your dentist about choosing the right mouthwash for your oral care.
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