If you need another reason to ditch alcohol based mouthwash, this is a pretty good one.
You CAN fail a breathalyzer test up to 10 minutes after using plain old mouthwash. As this video demonstrates:-
The video shows an attorney having a quick rinse with mouthwash as many of us do, multiple times a day — and then blowing into a standard breathalyzer machine.
Most interestingly it shows how the alcohol just on your breath registers over time as he takes a reading at 5, 10, 15 and 20 minutes. The high (i.e. fail!) reading continues even up to 10 minutes time.
Ever used mouthwash just before you head out of the house and drive..?
(Personally I don’t use any mouthwash anymore – if you switch to brushing with Oram Plus you don’t need toothpaste, mouthwash or dental gum anymore!)
You may not get a DUI conviction in the end, but you can bet any officer who happens to do a random test on you is not going to simply let you continue your journey when you say “don’t worry, it’s just my mouthwash…”!
Alcohol is unnecessary in mouthwash anyway and there are even alcohol-free versions already available. There have even been discussions over safety of the alcohol based ones since as far back as the 1970’s (even a possible link to oral cancers).
So there’s no time like the present to ditch those nasty mouthwash products and switch to something better for you.