Don’t throw away your toothbrush just yet. Mouthwash makers claiming their products can remove plaque above the gum line and improve gum health were recently told by the Food and Drug Administration to stop making unproven claims about their products.
Johnson & Johnson, CVS Corporation and Walgreen Company were politely asked by the FDA to give the facts and only the facts. The mouthwashes contain sodium fluoride which is effective in preventing cavities. There is no proof, however, that sodium fluoride prevents gum disease or plaque… making these claims all “washed” up.
If in doubt, brush and floss regularly, avoid sugary drinks and snacks and see your dentist every 6 months. It’s like your own personal insurance program. Click here to read the article.