To Mouthwash or Not to Mouthwash?

Bad-Breath Killer

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from EverydayHealth.com

– Image Courtesy of Flickr – Charmaine Chiu

“Your oral rinse could be doing more than just giving your breath a makeover, according to many mouthwash makers — it could be chockfull of health benefits, too.Just check out the label on your mouthwash container, and you may find that it’s a plaque zapper, a teeth whitener, perhaps even a gum-disease fighter.”

See full article on EverydayHealth.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, Mouthwash clearly offers certain benefits — but it’s important to know that not all mouth rinses are the same. Saltwater rinses can be made at home with warm water and salt, whereas store-bought types contain a variety of ingredients ranging from fluoride (Act) to alcohol (Listerine) to chlorhexidine (Peridex).

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