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Your Mouthwash?
Yep. Many brands of mouthwash and antibacterial mouth rinse contain alcohol—sometimes accounting for as much as 27 percent of total ingredients—that dries out your mouth, leaving a stale smell after the minty freshness wears off in an hour or so. Look for brands with no or little alcohol and save them for first dates or job interviews (or when recommended by a doctor).