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As you know, some of the foods you enjoy can result in unpleasant odors on your breath. Many people choose to address this issue with gum or breath mints, but these only mask bad breath temporarily and don’t address the true cause of bad breath, which is bacteria. To improve breath, as well as help your smile in other ways, we encourage you to rinse with mouthwash every day.

Bad breath is most commonly the result of certain potent foods, such as garlic or coffee, and is usually temporary. This means that it can often be effectively masked by a breath mint or piece of sugarless gum. However, if you struggled with halitosis, a condition of chronic bad breath, you may have more significant dental health problems.

Gum and breath mints won’t do much good in preventing or treating conditions that cause halitosis, while mouthwash can serve a very useful purpose. It can benefit your teeth in a number of ways, such as preventing tooth decay and gum disease and strengthening your teeth. Rinsing with mouthwash can improve the cleanliness of your smile, even if you are already struggling with conditions of gum disease or tooth decay.

If you are considering adding mouthwash to your daily oral care routine, you will need to choose from the many types of mouthwash, as not all of them will benefit your smile. We recommend that you contact Mowry Dental at 510.794.7900 today and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Thi Hoang, if you would like to learn more about how to choose the best mouthwash in Fremont, California.