Contrary to what many people believe, the alcohol in mouthwash is not beneficial. Mouthwash with a high alcohol content can actually be harmful. The alcohol in mouthwash can dry the mouth. Dry mouth allows the bad bacteria, and bacteria-filled plaque to stick in the mouth and on the teeth. This bacteria can cause cavities, wear on the teeth, gum infections, and bad breath.
Great alcohol free mouthwash is Crest Pro-Health and Listerine Zero. Also, products containing xylitol can help to lubricate the mouth and prevent dry mouth.
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