Mouthwashes are generally used for cavity prevention, sensitivities, and fresh breath. They can be beneficial when used in conjunction with routine brushing and flossing, but they should never be used in place of everyday regular cleaning. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best option for you.
For gum health, some patients seek multiple times rinses, while others require alcohol-free rinses against dry mouth.
To avoid swallowing mouthwash, children under the age of six should not use it.