Oral hygiene is a very important part of my family`s daily life. My son Jarod was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 and his Occupational therapist advised us to get him used to a certain routine at home. It is very important that at a young age he gets used and practice it.
We started teaching him to gargle when he turned 8 years old as per advice of his OT teacher and our family dentist. They recommended adding a mouthwash to our daily routine because mouthwash is effective in the fight against tooth decay, gingivitis as well it promotes healthy teeth and gums and to a child with autism routine and self care is everything.
Benefits to using a mouthwash (along with regular brushing and flossing):
- Freshens breathe – it reduces bath breath, kills bacteria associated with causing bad breathe leaving a mouth minty fresh
- Prevents the build up of plaque – It helps prevent plaque build up in the gums, in-between teeth and on the surface.
- When used before brushing loosens particles in the mouth making brushing and flossing easier.
- Stop the formation of cavities – since mouthwashes contains fluoride that can prevent cavities and strengthen teeth enamel
Our family tried a lot of the brands but he found the others too strong and leaves a burning sensation in his mouth in the end, he would rather skip gargling.
I can`t really blame him since I also experienced the burn in my mouth while using those alcohol laced mouth washes. I also had a problem with dry mouth, after using these products. since we wanted him to have a fixed routine, we made it a point to look for a suitable mouth wash. It`s a good thing we found Swish Expert Care Mouthwash by Unilab.
SWISH is an ALCOHOL-FREE oral care brand. It has SureFresh that helps fight bad breath, plaque and gingivitis for fresh breath. Since it is alcohol-free, it is safe and healthy. Diabetics, children above 6 years old and even pregnant women use Swish alcohol-free mouthwash.
It contains the following ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Flavor, Poloxamer 407, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Phospate, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Sodium Flouride, Propylparaben, Sucralose, CI 19140 CI42090
Swish is ready to use, With other mouthwashes you add water to dilute it because you want to avoid the sharp burning in your mouth while gargling. You don`t need to add water with Swish Expert Care! You just pour it as is using the bottle cap, we usually have half full cap and then chug it down and gargle for 30 seconds. Ideally we gargle after brushing usually twice a day. I also made it a point to tell my kids not to swallow the mouthwash. For gargling only!
My beasties really liked the new Swish Expert Care Mouthwash in Honey Lemon Mint. I also bought the small one to take to work. I felt that after using Swish Expert Care Mouthwash my teeth are glossy, stronger and my breathe smells fresh and clean after. It is also one of the most budget friendly mouthwash brands in the market today making it the Bayan Family choice of mouthwash for the past 4 years!
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Until next time!