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10 Best Mouthwashes For The Freshest, Most Kissable Breath

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Best mouthwashes for kissable breath

You’re probably already brushing, flossing, and getting check-ups regularly (we hope!) to keep your mouth healthy and fresh. But using the best mouthwash is also an important part of having a beautiful smile.

Mouthwash is easy to use, and makes a big difference towards healthier mouths and cleaner, fresher breath. Just swish an ounce or two of mouthwash after a meal or just before bed, and you'll see the benefits after just a short while. But while you may feel overwhelmed at the drugstore with all the options, here are some of our favorite choices.

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1. Spry Spearmint Natural Oral Rinse

Spry Oral Rinses use the power of xylitol to fight against cavity-inducing bacteria while keeping your mouth fresh and clean. Xylitol is known to inhibit bacteria from sticking to teeth and gums, impede bacteria from producing acid, and initiate more salivary flow — all helping your mouth to be happy and healthy.


2. Hello Activated Charcoal Extra Freshening Mouthwash

This award-winning mouthwash is formulated to make swishing fun and friendly. It rocks activated charcoal from sustainable bamboo, a natural detoxifier that keeps breath next-level fresh. Skip the alcohol (as stinging isn’t friendly) and add coconut oil, tea tree oil, and xyolitol for a rinse that’s a little swish of heaven.

(Hello Products, $6.99)

3. Hello Naturally Fresh Antiseptic Mouthwash

A naturally fresh mouthwash that’s formulated with menthol, a natural antiseptic that kills bad-breath causing germs, from farm-grown peppermint. In addition to menthol, it’s thoughtfully formulated with xylitol and tea tree oil, and it’s free of fluoride, triclosan, and alcohol (no burning and stinging).

(Hello Products, $5.99)

4. Naturally Healthy Antigingivitis Mouthwash

Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. The Antigingivitis Mouthwash kicks plaque and gingivitis to the curb. It’s formulated with aloe vera to protect gums, coconut oil to moisturize, and mint to freshen. And it’s alcohol-free for you to swish freely!

(Hello Products, $5.99)

5. Tom’s Of Maine Sea Salt Mouthwash

This mouthwash features one of nature’s most popular ingredients. It's an alcohol-free mouthwash that cleanses the whole mouth and fights bad breath. You can't argue with that.

(Lucky Vitamin, $6.82)

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6. Listerine Ultraclean Oral Care Antiseptic Mouthwash

This mouthwash fights tartar buildup and kills 99.9 percent of germs that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis. It features an invigorating citrus flavor and powerful Everfresh technology that provides a refreshing clean feeling that lasts for hours, up to three times longer than brushing alone.


7. Crest Pro-Health Multiprotection Rinse

Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Clean Mint Mouthwash kills 99 percent of germs without the harsh burn of alcohol. It provides 24-hour protection against plaque and gingivitis when used twice per day.

(Walmart, $4.97)

8. Uncle Harry's Natural Products Miracle Mouthwash

Made of pure, natural ingredients for fast acting freshness and oral hygiene, this product contains nothing artificial, only pure plant essences. It encourages remineralization of tooth enamel by neutralizing acids and bacteria, supplying calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus for strengthening teeth, and maintaining a naturally alkaline pH.

(Walmart, $13)

9. CloSYS Gentle Mint Mouthwash

This mouthwash provides advanced oral care benefits without burning. It's made for sensitive mouths, so you won't have alcohol to "burn" your mouth, since it works gently and effectively.


10. Oral Essentials Clean & Fresh Mouthwash

A premium oral care brand that uses natural ingredients to create long-term solutions for oral and whole body health. Made with naturally fresh ingredients like aloe vera, sea salt and essential oils.

(Oral Essentials, $12)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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