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Bad Breath, Mouthwash, and Mints

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal bad breath. As you know, this can be an extremely embarrassing problem with a variety of solutions. Often, brushing your teeth can be enough, but as that’s not always an option, a mint is another popular choice. However, while mints can provide a simple solution, did you know that mints may not do anything if you suffer from recurring bad breath?

You see, 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. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to give Mountain Aire Dentistry a call at (303) 731-7755. Dr. Robert Berry and our team are excited to hear from you!