It's hard to feel confident when you're concerned about bad breath. Gum and mints can give your mouth a refreshing clean feeling when you don't have time to brush, so you can focus on your daily routine without worry about how your breath smells. CVS offers a huge selection of gum and mints, giving you the ability to stock up on your favorite products or discover something new while enjoying the convenience of online shopping.
Mints are food products intended to improve breath and leave a pleasant feel in the mouth. Most mints are similar to lozenges or hard candies in that they are intended to be placed in the mouth and then sucked until they melt. There are also chewable mints available.
Mints come in many different flavors. Varieties with mint flavors like spearmint, peppermint, and wintergreen tend to be the most popular. You'll also want to consider the packaging when purchasing mints. Products may come in plastic or metal containers or in paper rolls.
Chewing gum is a made out of a base of resin, wax, elastomers, and other ingredients that become chewy and sticky when chewed. Unlike mints, gum does not dissolve in your mouth; however, it does gradually lose its flavor over time. Once you are finished with the gum, you can simply remove it from your mouth and throw it away. Many people chew gum simply because they enjoy its flavor. Gum can also be used as a breath freshening aid. In addition, chewing gum increases saliva production in the mouth and may help to rinse away acids that cause tooth decay when used after meals. Keep in mind that people with certain types of dental work or orthodontic appliances may not be able to safely chew gum.
Typically, dentists recommend patients look for a chewing gum that is sugar free. Sugar can contribute to tooth decay. If you choose a gum that contains sugar, you'll want to enjoy it sparingly. Like mints, gum comes in many different flavors. Some chewing gums carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance, meaning the products have been reviewed by dentists and found to be safe and effective at promoting oral health. You can learn more about the various types of chewing gum available at CVS by reading the product descriptions.