Using a mouthwash is one of the best and most underrated dental health practices. Mouthwash doesn’t just help with bad breath; it sanitizes your mouth, helps fight off some of the nastiest bacteria, and even slows down the formation of dental plaque.
Sure, mouthwash is not available in most public spaces but neither was hand sanitizer pre-COVID. These things change, but the trend is always towards a more hygienic practice.
The big issue (still), is the question of the container that this will come in. At the moment, there are two proposed solutions – bottles and mouthwash dispensers.
Now, everyone knows that soap dispensers are superior to soap bars, especially in public spaces, and this trend might soon translate to mouthwash (and mouthwash dispensers), as well. Here’s what you should know about this.
1. More hygienic
One of the first things that’s worth mentioning about mouthwash dispensers is that they’re more hygienic.
First of all, a cap covers the bottleneck and, in public spaces, with so many people (not all of whom are as serious about their hand hygiene), this can be incredibly unhygienic. Just imagine all those hands touching walls rails, tying their shoes, scrubbing dirt off their soles, grabbing rims of thrash cans, opening the bottle of a mouthwash dispenser.
This is a huge problem, but it’s not something that’s too hard to imagine.
Well, with a mouthwash dispenser, this is a much smaller issue.
Sure, they’re touching the dispenser with these same hands, but the button is not at the bottleneck, which means that the contents of the dispenser are away from the contaminated area.
Sometimes, it’s not even a button but a sensor, which makes it all even more hygienic.
It’s also worth mentioning that a mouthwash dispenser requires you to have an actual cup or a container. With a bottle, a lot of people are using a cup. Sure, a cup is designed to act as a cup and help you measure the right dosage of the dispenser; however, this is meant for personal use in a household, not commercial use.
2. More accessible
Another great thing about these dispensers is that they can be placed in highly accessible places. Sure, they’re more complex than bottles, but not from the perspective of a regular user. You see, these dispensers are so simple to use. You don’t have to use both your hands; you just have to push a button or move your hand over a scanner.
This means that they’re far simpler for people with disabilities.
People who have tremors will also find it easier to receive mouthwash from a dispenser than to pour it from a bottle.
You see, when it comes to people with disabilities, it’s not always about the fact that they can’t do something. It’s about the fear of failure and potential embarrassment. They don’t want to be the ones holding the line or spilling everything all over them (which they acknowledge is a risk). With a dispenser, the chance of this is minimal, and they feel both encouraged and empowered.
Remember that these can be installed relatively low; this way, they can be within the reach of smaller individuals, as well as those seated in wheelchairs. With bottles, they would either have to be placed on the edge (where they’re more likely to fall to the floor, which would then compromise their hygiene).
3. Significant reputational boost
The next thing you must consider is the reputational boost that comes from having this installed at your premises. First, it gains you a huge favor with people who would, due to various restrictions and disabilities, be unable to use it.
Next, it’s not a secret that even mouthwash, let alone mouthwash dispensers, are standard in the majority of public spaces. This means that having one makes you unique and allows you to stand out in the best way possible.
Third, it proves to the whole world that you take oral hygiene seriously. This may seem like a small thing to you but it’s a unique niche that everyone cares about, but not enough businesses and organizations actually care enough about to endorse.
It shows that you’re going above and beyond to follow all the latest trends, as well as that you care about the health and well-being of your visitors. The best part is that, since it’s not a major trend, no one expects or demands you to have any of these dispensers. This means that the only reason you have them is your own free will.
4. Reduced costs
There’s an optimal dose of mouthwash that you should use, about 20-25 ml. This is the minimal effective dose, and while using more won’t hurt you in any way, it won’t help you either, making it just a waste of resources.
Sure, you might argue that a bottle of mouthwash isn’t that expensive, but there are two things that you haven’t thought through. First of all, there are some households that pay attention to every penny they spend. Second, with the quantities of mouthwash that will be used in these public spaces, every bit can make a huge difference.
With the help of an automated mouthwash dispenser, it will be a lot easier to get the right dosage.
Another thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to cutting costs is that buying huge quantities of mouthwash and refilling these dispensers will get you a better price than buying bottles. This is especially the case for places that need huge quantities and will, therefore, be on the lookout for the right supplier.
Bottles filled with mouthwash are really not that difficult to use. They come with a cap that serves as a dosage measure, and they’re relatively compact and handy. However, things are a lot different when it comes to public spaces and hygiene. This is one of the scenarios where mouthwash dispensers get ahead. They’re more hygienic, more accessible, and save you quite a bit of money. Moreover, since this is still a relatively new trend, having one installed will put you ahead of the curve.