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

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

2. This is the suitable 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 improve your oral health by doing the following:
a. Making your breath smell better
b. Removing plaque and food remnants from your oral cavity
c. Enhancing your swishing muscles
d. Protecting your pearly whites from foods you eat after rinsing with mouthwash

4. Mouthwash comes in these two options:
a. General-use and specific-use
b. Done-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 master you thought you were? We hope this post has been enlightening for you, and we hope your pearly whites and gums are benefitting from brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. Have you been into our Meriden, Connecticut, office recently? Please call 203-634-8727 now to set up your next appointment with Dr. Sheila Poetti and the team at Cloverleaf Dental Center.