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If you’re suffering from bad breath, you probably know that you may want to consider reaching for mouthwash. Still, as you probably already know, mouthwash can be useful for more than just freshening your breath, but with all of the options available to you, how do you choose a mouthwash that will be most helpful for you?

For instance, you may want to choose a mouthwash with alcohol in it. You see, because of this alcohol, these type of mouthwashes can kill bacteria more quickly. Similarly, these types of mouthwash can also help your breath and whiten your teeth. However, if you chose this type of mouthwash, you may feel a slight burning sensation in your mouth.

Another popular type of mouthwash is alcohol and fluoride free. These mouthwashes are extremely useful because they can help you fight off bad breath and gum disease–without any unpleasant burning. However, because this mouthwash doesn’t have fluoride, it may not help you prevent cavities as well. Fortunately, if you’re interested, you could choose a mouthwash with fluoride that doesn’t have alcohol.

As you probably know, mouthwash itself won’t be enough. In other words, please remember that you’ll need to brush for two minutes at a time twice a day. Similarly, you should floss daily and should remember to visit our dentist at least once every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of mouthwash, please don’t hesitate to contact Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry at 770.592.7000. Our dentist, Dr. Christine Lee, will be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.