Why Does Mouthwash Burn?
Why Does Mouthwash Burn and Can You Avoid the Sensation?
Adding a rinse to your oral hygiene routine ensures a more comprehensive clean, but does the burning sensation mean the mouthwash is working or is it a symptom of something else?
Most mouthwashes are formulated to kill bad breath germs and help fight plaque bacteria, but the burning sensation you feel? That’s alcohol*. Look for a gentler, yet effective clean with an alcohol-free mouthwash. You’ll experience less burn and fewer harsh symptoms that alcohol can cause. Additionally, mouthwashes infused with an antibacterial agent help fight plaque below the gum line for a clean that’s instantly refreshing and effective.
*Alcohol is not a necessary ingredient for an effective mouthwash.
Dependent on your specific oral care needs, there are a variety of non-alcoholic mouthwash options available:
Gum Health Mouthwash
To reduce the early signs of gum disease and remove more plaque deep below the gum line try Crest Gum Care Mouthwash.
If you’re looking to brighten up your smile with just a swish, try Crest 3D White Mouthwash.
For children ages six and up, add a Crest bubble gum or strawberry-flavored rinse to their daily routine for a clean that’s fun and effective.
Breath Freshening Mouthwash
To get an instant hit of freshness that leaves you with that just-from-the-dentist clean try Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse.
Dry Mouth Mouthwash
To reduce symptoms of dry mouth try adding Crest Moisturizing Oral Rinse to your oral hygiene regimen
If you’re sensitive to mint-infused flavors, opt for a mouthwash that’s milder in flavor. Most kids’ rinses come in a variety of flavors that don’t leave your mouth with a burning sensation. Flavors include strawberry, bubble gum, and more.
It’s important to use mouthwash as a complementary component to your daily oral care routine, not as replacement. Be sure to brush twice a day for two minutes at a time and floss at least once to keep your oral health in check.
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