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When you go to the store for mouthwash, are you ever baffled by the array of options? Do you ever wonder why there are so many options, or what each option is good for? Luckily, you can usually discern what different mouthwashes do by its ingredients. To help you get the mouthwash that is best for you, we’re happy to tell about some of the more common ingredients.

Astringent salt: This type of mouthwash is good for covering you bad breath. Unfortunately, this type of mouthwashes might just hide the root of your problem. Fortunately, some mouthwashes neutralize odors by targeting the causes of bad breath. If you have persistent bad breath, please contact your dentist soon.

Whiteners: We all know that an attractive smile can make a great first impression. Fortunately, there are mouthwashes with whitening agents, like peroxide. These mouthwashes are useful for whitening stains and for helping you have the attractive, radiant smile you deserve. These mouthwashes are most effective when combined with thorough brushing and flossing.

Alcohol Free: Some mouthwashes are alcohol-free and some mouthwashes contain up to 27% alcohol. Alcohol carries flavor and acts as an antibacterial, but studies have shown that alcohol-free mouthwashes work just as effectively. However, there are concerns that alcohol consumption leads to oral cancer, but these claims have never been proven.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of different mouthwashes? If so, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.