SmartMouth is a mouthwash that claims to be able to freshen your breath up to 12 hours. While at first this sounds great, there are a few things to consider about having permanently fresh breath, the first of which is whether or not it actually works.
Fresh breath. It comes in handy when you’re up close and personal, but can also play a part in office dynamics, and is just nice to have at most times. You can try chewing gum or keeping breath mints handy, but that’s not very convenient, and sometimes it’s just not feasible. Mouthwash has been around for decades, but only provides temporary and fleeting salvation of what’s clinically known as halitosis.
The claim that will get most people to at least give SmartMouth a try is that you will have minty fresh breath for a solid 12 hours. This means that you’d be covered throughout the day, and all night so you don’t wake up with the dreaded morning breath. It’s pretty much a set-and-forget answer to bad breath, and one that would let you leave the gum and mints at home.
They claim that they were able to prove the effectiveness of their product to the BBB, and that after sending them the clinical evidence that it works the BBB confirmed that it does in fact do what it claims to. Whatever your thoughts are about the Better Business Bureau, it does seem like their claim has more clout by being verified rather than simply being stated.
Bad breath doesn’t need any hype, because it’s a somewhat universal problem that most would be happy to solve. There are tons of toothpastes and mouthwash varieties, each trying its best to help with the problem of halitosis. The 12 hour claim is all the hype this needs, since most mouthwash available only works for an hour, maybe a bit more, even if it says it does.
Smartmouth is definitely more expensive than most of the mouthwashes out there. A one month supply is $22 at Amazon. Compare that to a 32 ounce bottle of Listerine for $7 and it’s clear that it’s not cheap to have your breath as fresh as can be all day.
They say that you use this just as much as you’d use any mouthwash you’re probably already used to. Just brush your teeth and use this afterward in the morning and they say you’re covered all day. Use it again at night and they say you can avoid morning breath. That’s it, just twice a day and you’re supposed to have fresh breath 24/7.
The feedback on SmartMouth is pretty convincing, with it almost unanimous that this works well and despite the high price point is still a good deal. It’s nice that they don’t use alcohol in this, so you won’t get that burning sensation that you do with brands like Listerine. One thing to note is that they don’t make many claims, if any at all, as to this fighting germs or bacteria, and only trump up it’s odor killing properties.
You have to mix a solution from two different bottles each time you use this. This is so the active ingredients can mingle together right before being swished around in your mouth. It’s their reaction that causes the magic to happen, so it’s important to keep them separated until right before using it.
One thing to consider is that perhaps you don’t want to have minty breath all of the time. Does it interfere with the food that you eat at lunch and dinner, giving it a minty overtone? Also, there are reports that it doesn’t last for the full time for some users, and it’s been noted that some foods are able to overpower it and come through, think the worst offenders like garlic and onions.
Final SmartMouth Review
We’re giving SmartMouth the Solid Try rating. It’s hard to ignore the positive feedback it gets, and it makes sense that a couple of halitosis experts have cracked the code on this one. There are a few naysayers that say it didn’t work for them, but the overall majority definitely think the benefits are worth the higher cost.
If you can look past the price this is worth having around, maybe not for daily use, but on days when it’s vital that your breath smell great, like on an interview or a first date. For daily use it’s not very practical, as few could justify spending $44 a month on mouthwash. But if your career relies on close contact with others and you’ve been told that you have a problem in this area, it may be worth it to fix it once and for all and not have to worry about it.