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Tips To Help You Choose Your Mouthwash with Confidence

Aug 17, 2007
You get only one chance to make the first impression right? Even after taking up most meticulous efforts with regard to your appearance, there is one thing that can spoil up the entire labor and that relates to bad breath. Just imagine what will be the impression of the interviewer or your date when you smell like rotten foods when you speak! Don't be so sure because you have rinsed your mouth with a cleaner or sprayed oral rinse inside your mouth; you will still breath awfully foul if your mouthwash is not up to the mark.

Are you confused by the overwhelming range of mouthwashes available in the market that create a dramatic maze of color, packaging and price? Here are some tips to choose the right mouthwash, so that you don't get deceived once again by an ineffective mouthwash.

When it comes to the choice of mouthwash, the three factors one should consider are: Ingredients, flavor and price. But the most important factor is the ingredient on which depends the efficacy of a mouthwash. Flavor or colors are the inactive ingredients; it is the active ingredients that kill bacteria to maintain your oral health.

So far as the flavors are concerned there are plenty to choose from; cinnamon, mint and bubble gum flavor are most popular among them.

Also avoid the products containing SLS and coal-tar colors because they contain certain colorants which are carcinogenic.

The mouthwashes that you find in the local markets can be divided into three broad types:

1. Mouthwashes that work for preventing tooth decay
2. Mouthwashes to treat gum disease
3. Mouthwashes meant for eliminating bad breath.

So far as type 2 and 3 are concerned, they are usually prescribed by a dentist. So do not try to buy these types of mouthwashes on your own unless specified by the dentist.

So you should focus your attention on finding out the first type of mouthwash that is the product that fights against tooth decay. This is the product that can be the part of your daily oral care regimen.

While looking for your mouthwash, make sure the product comes with two important features:
The mouthwash must contain fluoride
The mouthwash should contain most preferably no alcohol or only a very low level of alcohol content. (Check the exact contents from the label on the back of the mouthwash container).

You might ask, why fluoride and why not alcohol? Here is the answer:
Fluoride ensures a stronger and improved dental health in the long term by preventing tooth decay.
Alcohol on the other hand should be avoided because alcohol is a drying agent causing the drying up of the protective saliva in your mouth. Alcohol makes for short term freshness, but it results into a worse breath over longer stretch of time.

Mouthwash is a great dental product, but never get lured by their taste, flavor or color. Instead judge them on the basis of their key ingredients and prefer the more natural products free of artificial colors and sweeteners.
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