Monthly Archives: September 2015

Is Mouthwash an OK Substitute for Brushing?

At our dental office in Potomac Falls, we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it… Read more »

How To Eat Vegetarian Without Putting Your Teeth In Jeopardy

Let’s begin with some definitions: Vegetarians who only eat fish are called pescetarians–people who avoid all meat-based proteins except for fish are at the lowest risk for oral health issues because most pescetarians also eat cheese and eggs, and vitamin D is most often found in fish. Lacto-ovo vegetarians consume animal products like cheese, eggs,… Read more »