Ok, so it’s best to not use mouthwash after brushing and flossing?
Depends on gum disease risk factors. IMO, if you have fairly healthy gums, no need for oral rinses. I prescribe 0.12% Peridex for only 2 to 4 weeks in conjunction to deep cleanings for those with 5-6 mm gum pocketing and or poor home care/plaque control. I try to get people not to rely on them.
For people with bad breath, we try to identify causes such as poor hygiene, poor diet, possible diabetes, acid reflux and or other gastro-intestinal conditions. A mother complained that her foster daughter had bad breath. Upon examination, I concluded she may be anorexic due to Keto breath since she was confirmed not to be diabetic.