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5 Best Mouthwashes

by | Aug 14, 2021

In addition to brushing and flossing, using mouthwash is an important part of daily oral hygiene. Brushing does most of the work, and flossing gets in between the teeth, but only mouthwash gets germ-killing and tooth-cleaning fluids in between the teeth and all around those hard-to-reach spaces. Here at Triangle Dentistry, a lot of people ask us what’s the best mouthwash. Different mouthwashes target different aspects of oral health. So no one mouthwash specifically outshines the rest, but there are certainly some outstanding products that deserve a spot in your bathroom cabinet. The following are some top brands recommended by dentists across the country and some of our team’s personal favorites.

Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Mouthwash

Crest Pro-Health is excellent at eliminating plaque, preventing and fighting gingivitis. It also has a great track record for fighting bad breath. It contains no alcohol, making it a great product for children to use and won’t dry your mouth. The most outstanding quality of Crest Pro-Health is its multiple teeth whitening and teeth cleaning properties. While no mouthwash makes all the rest redundant, Crest Pro-Health is it if you had to choose just one.

Oral-B Breath Therapy Mouthwash

Everyone has trouble with bad breath from time to time, but some of us have it more than others. Oral-B Breath Therapy is the go-to mouthwash for those times when bad breath just won’t go away. It contains no alcohol, so it’s safe for children and won’t dry your mouth. Dry mouth is a major cause of bad breath, so that’s important. It also contains no dyes. This mouthwash has been known to be effective against even the worst cases of bad breath, and it’s one of the most affordable products in its category.

Crest 3-D Arctic Whitening Rinse

This product is specifically formulated to whiten the teeth and get rid of bad breath. It contains whitening elements that will reduce yellow spots and stains on and in the tooth enamel. By doing this, it also promotes better oral health and reduces the risk of decay developing in the mouth. It also has a minty flavor which is enjoyable and makes your breath feel fresh.

Listerine Gum Therapy Rinse

Listerine is a trusted and popular mouthwash brand for a good reason. The company’s reputation for quality is long and well deserved. Gum disease is a serious and sometimes chronic condition and a major threat to oral health. Listerine Gum Therapy Rinse is designed to help prevent and treat gum disease. This product also offers a long list of plaque fighting properties that reduce plaque buildup and prevent and treat gum disease.

CloSYS Oral Health Rinse

Another contender for an all-in-one mouthwash product, CloSYS Oral Health Rinse, is a great all-around mouthwash to fight >bad breath and sensitivity. Those who suffer from gum and tooth sensitivity can find brushing and flossing painful. They can even get to a point where eating and drinking are difficult. CloSYS Oral Health Rinse is a great tool for those suffering from oral sensitivity. It is unflavored to eliminate the chance of any additives contributing to tooth sensitivity. It also has properties that soothe mouth sores. While it is designed to target sensitivity, it’s also a strong contender for an all-around mouthwash and comes highly recommended.

This list is far from complete, as there are many excellent mouthwash products out there that we would be happy to recommend to our patients. But the products listed here are proven performers that you can trust. You will not go wrong with any of these quality products.


Triangle Dentistry, located in Raleigh, NC, provides a state-of-the-art facility that offers exceptional general dental and specialty services guided by empathy of a patient’s needs and desires. Services range from dental crowns to veneers and whitening procedures. For further information, questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at (919) 847-6000