Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Mouthwash is used by many people because they believe they are taking care of their morning breath or bad breath from eating onions. Unfortunately, most mouthwashes simply mask bad breath for about 10 minutes, then fade away. The other problem with most mouth rinses is that they contain mouth-drying alcohol.

Chronic bad breath should be diagnosed to find the underlying cause. Diabetes, sinusitis, or emphysema may cause halitosis that mouth rinses cannot affect; these serious conditions need medical attention, not rinses. For most people, however, halitosis starts in the mouth and can be treated by oral hygiene products, such as a good mouth rinse.

Use Mouthwash with an Irrigator

Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth, and these can be removed through careful brushing with effective tooth gels and by the use of mouthwashes that neutralize the sulfur compounds created by these bacteria. Instead of depending on mints and breath fresheners, which are only effective for a few minutes, look for reliable mouth rinses that get at the cause of halitosis. The best rinses tackle bad breath at its source.

Coupled with a hydromagnetic oral irrigator, mouth rinses that contain zinc and sodium chloride become powerhouses of mouth cleaning efficiency. Sodium chloride does not just hide mouth odors temporarily, but attacks the volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) that are most often responsible for halitosis. Non-toxic mouth rinses not only leave your breath smelling fresh, but they keep it that way for hours.

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