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As you may know, some very popular foods could lead to problems with your breath. For that reason—along with a few others—many people use breath mints and chewing gum to freshen their breath. While these are useful options, they only mask bad breath without addressing the root of the problem. In other words, if you’re interested in improving your breath, you may want to consider using mouthwash.

Bad breath that is caused by certain foods, such as coffee or garlic, is temporary, so a breath mint or sugarless gum can be extremely useful. However, halitosis—which is another name for bad breath—could be a sign of more significant problems.

While using gum and breath mints may be useful, they won’t actually do anything to help you resolve—or prevent—any issues you may be facing. Conversely, mouthwash can be extremely useful, as it can be designed to strengthen teeth, prevent tooth decay, and fight off gum disease. Naturally, using mouthwash will also help you keep your mouth cleaner—but did you know it may be even more effective if you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease or tooth decay?     

Adding mouthwash to your usual oral routine can be helpful, but there are several types of mouthwash, and not all of them may be right for you. We recommend speaking with our dentist, Dr. Henry Danziger before you decide on the best mouthwash for you. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please feel free to contact Henry K. Danziger DDS at 203.729.0563. We’re eager to hear from you soon!