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Our mouths frequently develop unpleasant odors as a result of the foods we eat or a buildup of bacteria in the oral cavity. Popping a breath mint or chewing a piece of gum can overpower bad breath for a time, but it won’t make any difference against bacteria in your smile. We invite you to consider the effect of mouthwash on halitosis if you are interested in a long-term solution to bad breath that also improves your smile.

Foul breath caused by garlic or coffee will disappear quickly with the help of sugarless gum or a breath mint, but if you frequently have halitosis, you should see our dentist for a screening of any dental health problems attacking your smile.

The importance of mouthwash is that it not only reduces bad breath but also eliminates bacteria and prevents the development of gum disease and tooth decay that cause bad breath. If you struggle with these problems already, rinsing with mouthwash every day can help your smile remain stable and fight the dental issues.

We are eager to support you in choosing from the many types of mouthwash to select the best possible mouthwash in Durham, North Carolina, and we invite you to contact Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS at 919-381-5900 today if you need to speak with our dentist, Dr. Debora Bolton, about your oral health needs.