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If you find that your coworkers and family member are keeping their distance from you, especially after lunch, you may want to look into using a mouthwash. Sometimes the onions, garlic, and anchovies may reach the room before you walk in, and perhaps your dental regimen needs a little boost. In such cases, a little mouthwash may go a long way.

There are two types of mouthwash. A cosmetic mouthwash will freshen your breath for a short time and will leave a nice taste in your mouth. If your menu is the source of your halitosis, your office mates, spouse or partner will appreciate it if you rinse with it after a meal. If you are concerned about your dental health, you should use a therapeutic mouthwash. These mouthwashes are designed to remove plaque and tartar, neutralize the bacteria in your mouth, and some contain fluoride for fighting tooth decay.

There are plenty of mouthwashes from which to choose depending on your needs or your goals. But before changing or adding anything to your oral hygiene routine, you should talk with Dr. Steven J. Brazis at Steven J. Brazis, DDS about the condition of your mouth and teeth, and discuss what mouthwash is best for you. In some cases, the dentist may want to give you a prescription for a mouthwash to address a particular condition. It is also important to note that not all bad breath is the result of what you eat or drink, and if you have chronic halitosis, you may have another condition that needs to be addressed.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and are concerned about bad breath, you can make an appointment for an office visit by calling 916-731-5151.