Sure, you love the minty clean taste in your mouth after a swish of mouthwash, but experts warn that some mouthwashes may be making false claims about health benefits, and some may do more harm than good ...
Do you use mouthwash? You may be interested to know that the FDA has issued warnings to several mouthwash makers for making false claims about health benefits. From WebMD:
"The FDA has warned Walgreen Co., Johnson & Johnson, and CVS Corp. to stop making unproven claims that their mouth rinse products can reduce plaque above the gum line, promote gum health, and prevent gum disease. The companies claim their mouthwashes are effective in preventing gum disease, but no such benefit has been demonstrated, the FDA says..."
Adding more fuel to the controversy, many health experts are suggesting that some of the mainstream mouthwashes on the market may even be bad for your health. While the harsh tingle of a strong, alcohol-based mouthwash may appear to be good for your mouth, some experts warn that it may not only be bad for your gums, but it may also increase your risk for some cancers.
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by Sarah Jio