Bad Breath, Mouthwash, and you

  Think that mouthwash is an essential part of your daily mouth care routine? In fact, most mouthwashes that are available over-the-counter will only temporarily cover bad breath, as they do not kill the bacteria that cause it. These mouthwashes are called “cosmetic.” Only mouthwashes that contain antibacterial ingredients or essential oils (called “therapeutic” mouthwash), may potentially kill bacteria and treat chronic bad breath. Instead, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily is more important to ensuring a healthy smile and fresh breath!