You Use Mouth­wash…

But It Con­tains Al­co­hol

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Short Story By Gabrielle Mullarkey -

Al­co­hol can dry the mouth and re­duce its abil­ity to pro­duce healthy saliva – your body’s own de­fence against germs in the mouth. Den­tist Dr Harold Katz (the­ says, ‘Bad breath is caused by the anaer­o­bic sul­phur pro­duc­ing bac­te­ria found be­neath the sur­face of the tongue – and this bac­te­ria thrives in a dry en­vi­ron­ment.’ Choose an al­co­hol-free mouth­wash such as The Breath Co. Oral Rinse (£14, Boots). Avoid mint sweets with sugar, be­cause sugar feeds the bac­te­ria that cause bad breath.

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