Health Tip: Using a Mouth Rinse

Can mask a real problem

(HealthDayNews) -- Using a mouth rinse is a regular morning ritual for many people. While it may freshen your breath and help prevent cavities and plaque buildup, a mouth rinse may actually prove harmful in some circumstances.

That's because it may mask symptoms of an oral disease or condition, according to the Loyola University Health System.

With some oral health problems, such as periodontal disease, an unpleasant taste in your mouth and bad breath help alert you that there's something wrong. You may miss those clues if you use a mouth rinse.

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