Innovations in dental care, like oral care probiotics and odor-neutralizing specialty breath rinses, can lead to drastic reductions in bad breath. However, not all new products are guaranteed to. Recently, news organizations announced the development of a new class of mouthwash that may help keep teeth cleaner.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center said that while looking into ways to prevent dental bone loss, they stumbled upon an oral rinse that may increase the efficiency of toothpaste, according to ABC affiliate KETV-7 Omaha.
The mouthwash, developed by Dr. Dong Wang, apparently binds to teeth far longer than traditional, alcohol-based rinses, allowing the compounds in toothpaste to work against plaque more effectively. The product is still in its research phase, the news channel noted.
While this product may one day help keep teeth whiter, it may not necessarily do much to keep bad breath at bay. Oral microbes can regenerate quickly after being exposed to toothpaste, which is why brushing before bed does not always preclude morning breath the next day.
Rather than waiting for new products to appear, individuals with halitosis may consider using what already exists and what is known to work. Oral care probiotic products fight bad breath in a unique way, by introducing more desirable microorganisms into the mouth, which then replace odor-causing bacteria.