I’ve been merrily using mouthwash every morning after brushing for a few years now, thinking it’s keeping my teeth cleaner and making my breath smell better. But I came across this article recently that seems to say what I’m doing is a bad thing,
the relevant bit saying
A bit of googling also brings up the factoid that mouthwashes with alcohol should be avoided, but it seems to me that nearly all mouthwashes do contain this.
So what’s the straight dope? Am I actually harming my teeth by using mouthwash?