Bad Breath Remedies
Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on mouthwashes, toothpastes, chewing gum and mints. Most of these products may provide you with an immediate feeling of freshness, but the solution is typically short-lived.
Which products are most widely recommended for bad breath and what do they actually do? And can you really get all day fresh breath?
Typical Bad Breath Remedies - Mouthwash
Mouthwash, which has been the most common “treatment” for bad breath, has been on the market for over 100 years.
First-generation mouthwashes includes germ-killers, which claim to kill the germs that cause bad breath. Unfortunately, these “germ killers” do not kill all of the germs, and those that are killed repopulate quickly. Therefore the leading-brand germ killers will not give you fresh breath longer than one hour — including the leading brand that promises to “OUTLAST” (Outlast what? Read the fine print!)
Second-generation mouthwashes are odor eliminators. They help eliminate existing bad breath when you rinse with them. Unfortunately, they do not do anything long term to prevent new bad breath from returning. In fact, none of the leading-brand, second-generation mouthwashes will give you fresh breath longer than one hour.
Much like many mouthwashes, gums and mints simply mask odor and provide a temporary feeling of fresh breath.
Brushing and flossing your teeth are essential for a healthy mouth, but they are only temporary fixes to bad breath. As you eat and drink throughout the day, or while you sleep, germs continue to ingest protein particles and create bad breath sulfur gases. While brushing and flossing twice a day is essential, it does not provide a long-term solution to bad breath.
Tongue cleaners help remove germs that exist on the back one third of the tongue, an area that generates a lot of bad breath gases. Tongue cleaning is a recommended addition to a daily oral care program and can supplement any bad breath treatment. Tongue cleaning alone does not provide a cure for bad breath.
Other products that people use– gum, mints, strips, or breath sprays – provide a momentary burst of freshness while you use them, but the effect is quickly diminished. All they do is mask the problem, so bad breath quickly returns.
So what's the solution?
How to Get All Day Fresh Breath
Only one product can give you all day fresh breath: SmartMouth Mouthwash. SmartMouth is the only mouthwash proven to eliminate bad breath and prevent it from coming back for at least 12 hours. Instead of just killing germs or eliminating existing bad breath sulfur gases, SmartMouth Mouthwash goes further to actually block germs from eating protein particles, thereby preventing them from producing new bad breath. Prevention is the key!
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