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Should I use mouthwash?

Dentyl pHMouthwashes were invented several thousand years ago for breath freshening. One concoction, suggested in the Jewish Talmud, consists of dough water, salt and olive oil. Several years ago I encountered someone who prepares a similar brew on a regular basis. Commercial mouthwashes usually contain a concoction consisting of flavor, alcohol, and antibacterial agent(s). Several types of mouthwash have been shown to reduce malodor in clinical trials, including 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthrinses, Listerine and a two-phase oil:water mouthwash invented in this laboratory and marketed in Israel and the UK (Dentyl pH, which can be seen in the image above).