Q: Do mouthwashes help fight bad breath?
A: Most mouthwashes only help mask mouth odors for about 10 minutes. To fight bad breath you need a mouthwash that kills bacteria. The best mouthwashes for fighting odors and gum disease contain Chlorhexidine and are only available with a dentist’s prescription.
Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.