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Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you can do to fight—or even prevent bad breath? You may consider using mouthwash or a mint, but do you ever wonder what these do for persistent bad breath?

Sadly, recurring bad breath can be caused by problems such as gum disease and tooth decay, and a mint will do little to counteract these issues. In fact, since most breath mints are made mostly from sugar, they could actually lead to more problems. Fortunately, mouthwash may be able to help you overcome these issues.

Conversely, while some mouthwashes are designed to fight off bad breath, most provide other benefits. For instance, many contain fluoride, which will help strengthen your teeth and fight off tooth decay. Others are made to fight off bacteria and to kill germs.

However, we recommend speaking with our dentist if you’re interested in learning about the best mouthwash for you. You see, some mouthwashes contain alcohol, which can cause burning. Similarly, some mouthwashes can lead to problems for those who have sensitive teeth. In other words, not every mouthwash is right for everyone.

Finally, please remember to brush and floss your teeth. Mouthwash can help clean your mouth, but won’t act as a substitute. To learn more about bad breath, and what you can do about it, please feel free to give Double Take Dental a call soon. Our entire team, including Dr. Andrew Atwood are eager to meet you.