Should My Child Use Mouthwash?
Children over the age of six can use mouthwash if an adult supervises them.
– Explain that mouthwash is not a drink and must be spat out.
– Mouthwash helps loosen food debris, so is great for children with braces.
– A dentist can recommend a children’s mouthwash which is not alcohol based.
Mouthwash isn’t a substitute for brushing teeth but it can help prevent plaque and cavities.
“Your dentist can make recommendations for when to begin using mouthwash and may recommend a specific kind that your child may benefit from based on their unique smile.”