Bad breath is a going concern among many people who suffer from it. Whether it’s occasional bad breath or persistent halitosis …it can be a very socially awkward condition to have. However, there are solutions and preventative measures – and we wanted to share them with you!
Frequent Brushing & Flossing
Plaque is one of the main culprits behind bad breath. This sticky substance contains bacteria and begins the process of a smelly mouth, and one at risk for decay if this plaque is not removed regularly.
Similarly, food caught between the teeth can begin to smell, and as such – your teeth need to be flossed daily.
Your tongue can also contain smelly bacteria, and if it is not brushed or “scraped”, it can lead to bad breath. Although a tongue scraper might seem unnecessary, it actually provides a more even surface clean.
Break Your Bad Habits
Smoking has so many ill effects we don’t even know where to begin, but because we are blogging about bad breath – we will leave it to that subject matter. Simply put, smoking gives you bad breath, so the solution – quit!
An anti-bacterial mouthwash can reduce plaque and eliminating food particles, further ensuring you have a clean mouth and providing you with fresh breath. That being said, don’t over-do it …mouthwash can wash away the natural enzymes in your saliva, so using mouthwash too much can have it’s own adverse effects.
Don’t Forget About Your Gums
As with your tongue, your gums also need to be clean and healthy. Gum disease is a common cause of bad breath, as bacteria can grow inside the pockets of your gums creating bad odors. If you think you might have gum disease, one of our dental professionals can recommend a periodontist, who can then help you correct this condition.
At DentistsRUs, we understand the importance of fresh breath, and our dental professionals are available to help you maintain and retain a happy healthy mouth!
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