Ingredients in Mouthwash that Improve Bad Breath

by | Sep 29, 2016 | Dental Hygiene

Do you ever wonder why rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is recommended as part of your oral hygiene routine? If so, our Republic Dental team is happy to tell you why! Mouthwash can deeply clean your smile, progress your oral health, and improve your breath.

In fact, mouthwash has many ingredients that can improve bad breath, and some of those ingredients are:

Antibacterial agents: Bad breath is caused by bacteria, and your mouth is covered with bacteria. Because your mouth is wet and warm, the bacteria live and spread over the tongue and between teeth throughout the day, making your breath stinky. An effective mouthwash contains an antibacterial agent, like alcohol, that removes those germs and improves the breath.

Germicides: Some mouthwashes use germicide that not only kills germs but also reduces plaque buildup. This germicide is called cetylpyridinium chloride. Plaque is a major cause of gum disease and tooth decay, which are dental issues that often cause bad breath. Germicides help keep your mouth healthy long after you swish your mouth, which helps keep bad breath at bay.

Fluoride: Fluoride helps strengthen your tooth enamel, which makes you less vulnerable to tooth decay. This means that having stronger teeth means having less plaque buildup and better breath overall.

For more information about mouthwash in Pleasanton, TX, please call our office today at 830-268-4447. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Espino, if you would like to know which mouthwash is best for your smile. We are happy to help you!