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Do you ever wonder if using mouthwash can really help your oral care? Would a mint be enough to combat your bad breath? If you’ve ever wondered if you should add mouthwash to your oral routine, we’re happy to give you a few answers.

Fortunately, using mouthwash can be beneficial. In fact, using mouthwash can help you combat the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay. Similarly, mouthwash can help if you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease. In fact, mouthwash can help you deal with plaque buildup, bacteria in your mouth, and the formation of cavities.

As you know, mouthwash can help you fight off bad breath. In fact, some mouthwashes are specifically designed to freshen breath. However, unlike breath mints—which are designed with the same primary purpose—mouthwash won’t expose you mouth to sugar like mints will. In other words, while mints may lead to better breath, mouthwash will do so better.

Still, do you ever wonder what kind of mouthwash you should invest in? Honestly, the answer depends on your unique needs. For example, if you’re prone to cavities, get a mouthwash that contains fluoride. Similarly, a mouthwash these with alcohol can help you fight off bad breath.

Before deciding on the best mouthwash for you, we recommend talking with our dentist, Dr. J. Steve Morton. Sadly, not every mouthwash is right for everyone. To learn more about the best mouthwash for you, please call J. Steve Morton, DDS at 865.453.1001.