Mouthwash is typically used to help freshen breath and help rinse out food particles after eating. Mouthwashes containing fluoride provide a better benefit because they help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. Mouthwashes without fluoride do not provide this benefit and only help reduce bad breath temporarily.
Is Mouthwash a Cure for Bad Breath?
Many mouthwashes are classified as cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you use mouthwash or mints often to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist to determine the cause for consistent bad breath.
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