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Why is it important to prevent dry mouth?

Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons, including preventing dry mouth. Alcohol free rinses can keep the mouth and oral tissue moist.

Without the cleansing and shielding effects of adequate salivary flow, tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease can become more common. Constant dryness and the lack of protection provided by saliva contribute to bad breath.

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