How to Use Baking Soda Mouthwash to Fight Bad Breath
Most people think mouthwash is the answer to bad breath. Truth be told, studies report, at best, mouthwash is effective for about 45 minutes to two hours. It only masks bad breath. Mouthwash without alcohol is best, since alcohol further dries the mouth, which is not the optimal environment for oral health. The best sensitive teeth mouthwash is also alcohol free.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has divided the types of mouthwash into three categories:
- Cosmetic: These are the typical over-the-counter (OTC) brands found at most stores. They make many claims on their labels, but without active ingredients, they mostly mask bad breath for a limited amount of time.
-Therapeutic: If you have gum disease, your dentist may recommend a prescription mouthwash with certain active ingredients. They may be used to treat inflammation, , fight tooth decay with fluoride, swelling or bleeding gums.
- Combination of the two: These may contain anti-microbials or fluoride as active ingredients, but are sold as an OTC product.
There are many types of mouthwash at your local stores as well, including:
Sensitive teeth mouthwash
Peroxide mouthwash used long term, may cause serious side effects including sloughing of delicate tissues.
Natural mouthwash has herbal extracts and essential oils that claim to heal oral disease. You should be warned that many of these herbal ingredients may contain side effects or be totally not related to affecting oral health at all.
Cleure Mouthwash without alcohol contains baking soda to help neutralize acids in your mouth. It's free of harsh ingredients and most importantly irritating ingredients.
Used daily before and after brushing, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Acid fighting oral environment
Xylitol helps to promote saliva, which is important towards tooth decay prevention
Your mouth will be healthier and fresher with Cleure. Remember to floss and brush thoroughly and visit your dental professional regularly.