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If you are looking for a way to freshen your breath, you are not alone. Thousands of people suffer from cavities or bad breath that could have been treated with mouthwash. Here at our dental office in Granite Bay, California, our team is dedicated and focused on your oral health care. That is why we are happy to talk to you about the different options to mouthwash to help keep your smile clean and fresh.

In a nutshell, there are several different options to choose from when it comes to mouthwash. The trick then becomes, how do you know which one to choose? When it comes to answering this question, you must understand, there are two different kinds of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic.

Therapeutic mouthwashes are designed with special ingredients that kill bacteria and reduce plaque, gum disease, cavities, and bad breath problems. Therapeutic mouthwashes contain fluoride, which helps reduce and prevent tooth decay in your teeth. Cosmetic mouthwashes can temporarily work to reduce bad breath in your mouth. They usually have a better taste but are not capable of fighting off cavities or gum disease.

Now that you know the difference between the types of mouthwash, you can choose from, you can figure out which mouthwash is right for your unique needs. If you continue to experience bad breath or cavities, please call 916-791-7227 to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Keven R. Mills. Our friendly and talented staff is always happy to take your call and help in any way we can.