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Mouthrinse Alert!

Mouthrinse may contain ethanol levels dangerous to young children! Parents all know that children love to imitate their every move. Parents will often encourage their children to imitate grown-up toothbrushing routines as a way to instill good dental hygiene habits early. But when it comes to mouth rinse, that behavior can have dangerous consequences.

Mouth rinse, a good dental hygiene adjunct, may have levels of ethanol that are toxic to young children.  Because these products are often attractively colored and pleasant tasting, mouth rinse can be a temptation to a young child.

So treat mouth rinse as you would other household items such as cleaning products or prescription medicines. Children under fifteen do not need them, so keep them out of reach or buy brands with child-proof caps.

For more information regarding proper dental hygiene, or to book a consulation with a Winnipeg dentist, contact our Winnipeg Dental Clinic.


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