The Perfect Mouthwash for a Minty Midnight Mouth

by Jason 12/23/2014 9:45 AM

Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a smooch from your sweetie? Routine brushing and flossing are essential to a minty mouth. But if you’re looking for that extra pop of minty freshness, consider a mouthwash.

Dozens of mouthwashes are available on the market, all made to address different oral health conditions. With so many options, picking the perfect mouthwash can seem more overwhelming than Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Our simple guide will help you find your mouthwash match – before the clock strikes midnight.

Dry Mouth?

Try an alcohol-free mouthwash. While alcohol works as a good antiseptic in mouthwash, it can worsen a dry mouth, which lowers saliva production. And, that can make bad breath even worse.


Look for a fluoride mouthwash. Fluoride rinses have been proven to fight up to 50 percent more of the bacteria that cause cavities than rinses without it.

Gum Problems?

Ask your dentist to recommend a prescription mouthwash. He or she may prescribe a rinse containing chlorhexidine, a strong antiseptic. Chlorhexidine is most often used before or after oral surgery and for treating periodontal disease.

Mouthwash may make your mouth minty, but remember that it’s only a temporary fix. Regular brushing and flossing are a must to help eliminate bad breath.

Raise your glass, and toast to a new year and a mouth with fresh breath and good cheer!

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