Stay Loyal to Your Hygiene Routine
We're all guilty of swigging mouthwash as a quick solution on lazy mornings or late nights, but it's important to stay loyal to a regular oral hygiene routine. "Mouthwashes just mask whatever the issue is, they don't solve it," Cram explains. "It's similar to spritzing on cologne instead of taking a proper shower." You may feel minty fresh for a few hours, but mouthwash alone can't remove the bacteria that brushing and flossing take care of, and that neglect can eventually lead to sustained bad breath and tooth decay. "A rotting tooth smells really bad,” Cram adds.