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As you may know, mouthwash can help treat and prevent bad breath. But do you know which important ingredients make this possible? Below, we have provided a list of mouthwash ingredients that are important to your oral health and help treat bad breath:

Antibacterial Properties
Because bacteria cause bad breath and thrive in the warm, moist environment of your oral cavity, it’s important to combat bacteria growth. Throughout the day, your teeth and tongue can become coated in bacteria, which leads to unpleasant odors. The alcohol in mouthwash is an excellent option for antibacterial properties that can reduce bacteria and stop bad breath.

Germicides
Mouthwash often includes a germicide called cetylpyridinium chloride to reduce buildups of both germs and plaque, which helps keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. The development of dental problems can often result in chronic bad breath, but the use of germicides can keep your mouth clean and fresh long after you spit out the mouthwash.

Fluoride
Fluoride helps improve tooth enamel so that your teeth are stronger. This reduces the risk of bad breath because fluoride stops the development of tooth decay and reduces the presence of plaque.

We invite you to speak with our dentist about the benefits of mouthwash in Great Neck, New York, by contacting Great Neck Dental Care at 516-717-4729 today for a visit with Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian.