How to Get rid of Bad Breath using Mouthwash

July 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Bad Breath

There are many types of mouthwashes. You have to choose the one which suits your kind of bad breath and get a fresh breath. It helps you make your mouth smell fresh, free of odor and allows you to socialize freely.

The best way to cure your bad breath, if it is not due to any major dental problem, is to use a mouthwash. Choose the mouthwash which has a pleasant flavor. It should be mild as well. While making the toddlers get used to using mouthwashes, be careful and make sure to be with them while they try them out.

You have to use mouthwash as part of your cleaning process. Do not ever try to substitute mouthwash rinsing for your brushing. Though the label says it helps in fighting your dental problems, use them only after you have brushed your teeth. Rinse your mouth well with this so that it reaches all the parts of the mouth.

The mouthwashes are available in regular form as well as medicated form for the people who have halitosis. You have to choose the one which will meet your dental requirement. People who are prone to dental problem like cavity can try mouthwash which has fluoride. Since the fluoride content will help them to reduce the recurrence of tooth decay. Have a check with your dentist before you use your mouthwash.

Using mouthwash is one of the ways to cure your bad breath. But it may also lead to allergic reactions if it does not suit your individual body type. One should go through the list of ingredients listed out on the label of the mouthwash and check if they suit your individual body type.

A few guidelines to be followed while using a mouthwash are:
1. Do use the mouthwash after every brushing event.
2. Rinse your mouth well with it.
3. Spit the contents out after rinsing.
4. You may wait for 30 minutes after using mouthwash to consume food.
5. Be with the kids to guide them when they use mouthwash.
6. You can even clean your toothbrush with mouthwash.
7. Get a mouthwash after your dentist advises you to do so.

Cleaning your brush with mouthwash can prevent the bacteria from entering your mouth. So first get your toothbrush cleaned up with your mouthwash.

If you are a lover of natural products, there is an easy way to make a mouthwash at home. Take some mint leaves and add it to boiling water. Cool the water and gargle with it.

Another simple treatment for bad breath is a mouthwash of salt added to lukewarm water. Rinse your mouth with salt added to water. It will prevent bad breath and is also good for your throat. It kills the bacteria in your mouth giving you a fresh breath.

So whether the mouthwash is a natural, normal or a medicated one, use mouthwash and get fresh breath.