Rinsing with mouthwash daily can be an effective way to protect your teeth and gums from a number of oral health issues. One of the biggest advantages of using mouthwash is for bacteria control. When you use the mouthwash to eliminate some of the bacteria inside your mouth, you'll be less susceptible to issues such as gingivitis. With so many brands and flavors of mouthwash available on the market, you shouldn't have trouble finding a flavor that you like to use. As you browse the different products, you may notice that many bottles are devoid of alcohol — and your dentist may be apt to recommend this specific type of product to you. Here are some reasons to try this type of product.

You Won't Experience A Burn

If you used mouthwash but stopped doing so, it may have been because of the unpleasant burn that you experienced. Mouthwash that contains alcohol does its job, but it also leaves your mouth feeling very tingly — which can be a sensation that a lot of people don't enjoy. When you make the switch to mouthwash that doesn't contain any alcohol, one of the biggest changes that you'll notice is how this product doesn't burn. You can rinse your mouth with it for as long as you'd like without a burning feeling appearing and increasing in intensity.

You Won't Be In Contact With Alcohol

Many people who have struggled with alcohol use and attempted to get sober will stop using mouthwash that contains alcohol. The smell and taste of this health product can potentially be tempting enough that the user decides to reach for a drink — even if he or she has maintained sobriety for a while. For such individuals, steering clear of mouthwash with alcohol is the best idea, but this can potentially lead to a growth of mouth bacteria. If you're in this situation, you'll be happy to know that alcohol-free mouthwash is available and that it won't affect your sobriety.

You Won't Experience A Dry Mouth

One of the less-desirable side effects that you may experience upon rinsing your mouth with conventional mouthwash is that it feels dry afterward. Alcohol has a knack for drying out the surfaces that it touches, which can leave your mouth feeling unpleasant after you rinse. The good news is that alcohol-free mouthwash won't give you this feeling, which can make you feel better about using it. Alcohol-free mouthwash is available for sale at your local pharmacy and supermarket.

Talk to a dentist such as Michael G Landy DDS for more information.