OraCare™ mouth rinse helps Petaluma, CA patients reach their oral health goals
Did you know that most oral health problems are preventable? While diligent brushing and flossing at home and routine visits to the dentist go a long ways towards preventing oral health issues, patients in the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Santa Rosa, Novato, and neighboring CA communities now have another option to help them reach their oral health goals: OraCare™ mouth rinse.
What is OraCare?
OraCare is an oral cleanser only available through dental offices that contains activated chlorine dioxide, a substance that has been shown in a university study to kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi, as well as neutralize the toxins from bacteria and destroy biofilms (plaque) that can contribute to oral health problems. At North Bay Smiles, Dr. Szyperski offers OraCare to her patients to prevent oral health issues and complement the effects other therapies you may be undergoing, such as gum disease treatment.
How OraCare is used
OraCare is a mouth rinse that can be used either at home or in the dental office. We may recommend that you rinse with OraCare before any procedures, as well as after your treatment, because it helps to disinfect the area to reduce the chance of infection. This is like the way a nurse or doctor sterilizes the treatment area prior to giving you a shot or performing surgery. OraCare may also be recommended for use twice a day at home as a component of your periodontitis or gingivitis care to help curb the bacterial infection in your mouth.
Benefits of OraCare
In addition to greatly reducing the number of germs in your mouth in only about 24 hours, OraCare:
- Gets rid of bad breath
- Can act as an oral wound cleanser
- Helps maintain white teeth
- Can be used long-term or for a Power Cleanse as often as you would like
- Can be used in ages 8 and up, during pregnancy, and while you are taking antibiotics
In addition, OraCare is safe. The active ingredient, activated chlorine dioxide, has been used in the United States for over 70 years to purify drinking water, as well as by hikers to sanitize water while they are in nature. Because of this, accidental swallowing of OraCare will not harm you or your child.
To learn more about OraCare and how it can help you achieve a healthier smile, call North Bay Smiles today at (707) 306-8001!