U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse effective against bad breath?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: This mouth rinse helps kill the bacteria in your mouth. It will help with bad breath. However the cause of the bad breath will need to be addressed. Bad breath can be caused by infected teeth, gum disease, cavities or defective fillings.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
It couldn't hurt: The rinse will help a little to keep bad breath at bay, but you do have to have good teeth (no holes) and you must also practice good oral hygiene. The rinse will mostly help keep gingivitis or mild periodontitis in check. Bad breath is not only an oral problem but is possibly caused by what you have in your stomach.

Related questions

A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if i could take chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse before sleeping?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
Is heartburn common when using chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to use chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse to disinfect retainers and dentures?
4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you get intoxicated from drinking chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
Can chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse be used to disinfect retainers at home?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated May 16, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.