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Think you’re a mouthwash know-it-all, eh? Let’s put your understanding to the test. Here are four questions that will aid you as you learn more about the power of mouthwash or as you prove that you’re already an expert:

1. This is the proper amount of mouthwash to use.
a. 20 ml
b. 40 ml
c. 80 ml
d. 200 ml

2. This is the appropriate amount of time to wait before chomping food after using mouthwash.
a. 10 mins
b. 20 mins
c. 30 mins
d. 60 mins

3. Mouthwash helps strengthen your dental health by doing the following:
a. Making your breath smell better
b. Eradicating plaque and food remnants from your oral cavity
c. Strengthening your swishing muscles
d. Protecting your chompers from foods you eat after rinsing with mouthwash

4. Mouthwash comes in these two options:
a. General-use and specific-use
b. Completed-the-counter and prescription
c. Cosmetic and therapeutic
d. Flavored and unflavored

Answer key: A, C, B, C

How did you do? Were you the expert you thought you were? We hope that this post has been enlightening for you, and we hope that your chompers and gums are benefitting from brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. Have you been into our Loves Park, Illinois, office lately? Please call 815-968-5434 now to set up your next visit with Dr. Steven Pooley and the staff at Pooley Dentistry.