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As you may know, some very popular foods could lead to problems with your breath. For that reason—along with a few others—many people tend to use breath mints and chewing gum. While these are useful options, they only mask bad breath without addressing the root of the problem. In other words, if you’re interested in improving your breath, you may want to consider using mouthwash.

However, please note that bad breath that is caused by certain foods, such as coffee or garlic, is temporary. In these instances, a breath mint or sugarless gum can be extremely useful. However, halitosis—which is another name for bad breath—could be a sign of significant problems.

Fortunately, while chewing gum and breath mints can cover up bad breath, mouthwash can actually help you fight against the problems that cause bad breath. Furthermore, mouthwash can also be especially useful if you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease or tooth decay. Mouthwash is most useful when used with brushing and flossing. Still, as you probably know, mouthwash can also help you keep your mouth even cleaner.

If you have questions about how using mouthwash could benefit the health of your teeth, or want to schedule an appointment with our team, please don’t hesitate to contact Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC at 334.738.3111. Dr. Letitia M. Williams and our team are excited to hear from you soon!