We call them mouthwashes, oral rinses or mouth rinses. Either way, there are hundreds of oral hygiene products crowding our local drugstore shelves. So how can we know which one is right for us? Whether you want to freshen your breath, reduce plaque or control cavities, here’s some information that may help you pick the one mouthwash that serves your needs.
If you just want a bad breath fighter…
Basically, these mouth rinses freshen your breath and neutralize the bacteria-causing odors found in your mouth. These products may also contain ingredients like zinc or chlorine dioxide. Both ingredients stop the nasty-smelling sulphur compounds created by oral bacteria. Often referred to as cosmetic oral rinses, some may contain additional ingredients that whiten teeth or reduce cavity-causing bacteria. [Read more…]