Mouthwash turned out to cause bad breath?
Gum disease itself is caused by bacteria that gathers in the tooth and due to food scraps that are not cleaned. However, can the use of mouthwash shed those leftovers?
Based on earlier research, published last year in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, antiseptic mouthwash is able to reduce plaque and reduce the risk of gum disease. However, opinions about the efficacy of mouthwash is quite diverse.
“Mouthwash does reduce plaque, but is not a substitute for a toothbrush,” said Professor Damien Walmsley of the British Dental Association.
“There is interaction between the compounds in toothpaste and mouthwash. So that it cause bad breath after using it,” said another expert, Dr Phil Stemmer, of the Fresh Breath Centre in London.
That is why it is recommended to use mouthwash a half hour after brushing your teeth, as reported by the Daily Mail.
In addition, the ingredients in mouthwash should be considered. Such as alcohol that are actually bad for teeth.
In conclusion, the experts do not prohibit the use of mouthwash on society. But some things like materials and how to use it to note in order to maintain healthy teeth and mouth freshness itself.