As part of my standard consultation process when I see patients, I ask about their daily routine oral health care.
Most of the time, I receive the same response. This typically revolves around how many times they brush a day and for how long. Occasionally, a patient might mention mouthwash, a topic that deserves its own discussion (keep your eyes peeled for that). However, it's these conversations that lead to the revelation of the next golden rule, one that often surprises everyone involved.
It's at this point that I dive a little deeper into their routine and ask when exactly they use mouthwash. And, predictably, almost everyone replies, "after brushing." In this article, we'll explore the surprising truth behind why you shouldn't rinse after brushing your teeth and why the “spit don’t rinse” model is the way to go.