The Best Mouthwash
Rembrandt Deeply White
Tooth-brightening peroxide helps the liquid penetrate the enamel, so it tackles discoloration both on and beneath the surface. “After a week of use, my coffee stains faded,” said a tester. Leaves breath minty fresh, too.
To buy: $7, drugstore.com.
Featured November 2013
Containing ingredients like cetylpyridinium chloride, an antiseptic that destroys bad-breath–causing bacteria, this formula leaves you with that tingly feeling up to five times longer than brushing alone does.
To buy: $5 at drugstores.
Eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, and the antiseptic thymol kill plaque and gingivitis—two causes of bad breath—leaving a tingle that “makes you smack your lips and say, ‘Ahhh,’ ” according to one tester.
To buy: $4 at drugstores.
Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection
Covers all the bases: contains a powerful antiseptic, protects against plaque, fights germs, sweetens breath, and helps prevent gingivitis. Consider it a multivitamin for your mouth.
To buy: $6 at drugstores.
Marvis Mouthwash Concentrate Strong Mint
Prettily packaged but potent, this non–medicinal-tasting potion revitalizes with a blend of peppermint and aromatic herbs. The flavor intensifies the longer you gargle.
To buy: $22.50, bigelowchemists.com.