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Is Mouthwash Enough to Beat Bad Breath?


Posted on 3/11/2015 by Brandon Cooley
Is mouthwash enough to beat bad breath? There are many causes of bad breath that you need to be aware of in order to avoid embarrassment. Some feel that they will be able to beat these issues by gargling mouthwash and then going about their day. But all too often this is not enough to deal with the issue, especially in the long run because you need the proper oral health care routine in order to retain fresh breath.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Several things could be the cause of your bad breath including:

•  Tobacco use - It is best to stop smoking if you want to eliminate your bad breath for good. Dentists at our office can offer you support and advice when you are ready to quit smoking.
•  Foods you eat - The diet that you follow will often determine if you have bad breath. Foods like garlic will get into your blood stream and cause bad breath until it is out of the body.
•  Dry mouth - When you have a dry mouth, you are not producing enough saliva in order to get rid of the bacteria and food particles in your mouth, which can cause bad breath.
•  Infections - Bad breath is oftentimes an indication of an infection in the mouth that needs to be addressed right away.

Proper Oral Health

While mouthwash is able to help minimize bad breath, it is only a temporary cure. You will need to have a proper oral health care routine such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once in order to eliminate bad breath. This is in addition to keeping up your regularly scheduled dental checkups to ensure that your oral health is in good standing.

Overdue for your regular dental checkup? Call us today to schedule your cleaning and take control of your dental health!

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