Don’t Let Bad Breath Get You Down
- March 4, 2017
At Aventura Dental Center, we are here to help you maintain a clean mouth and a great-looking smile. We can also help with a number of dental issues that may arise over the course of your life. As we alluded to in last month’s video post, one problem we encounter often in our line of work is bad breath. It can, at times, be a sign that something more serious is going on, so you would never want to ignore it and hope that it will clear up on its own.
Occasional bad breath is embarrassing, as we all know. But folks who suffer from a chronic condition known as halitosis have it even worse. This is nothing to be ashamed of, as Dr. Bistritz will tell you, it can happen to anyone. But we want you to know that there is plenty that you can do to better your situation.
Here are our suggestions for getting a handle on bad breath. When you are finished reading, give us a call at 786-681-1127 to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment in our Aventura, FL dentist’s office. Together, we can figure out what is going on.
Skip The Mints
This tip will seem counterintuitive, but hopefully it will make sense to you. We all know that when you get a horrible taste in your mouth, it’s easy to grab a mint, cover it up, and go on about your business. The bad thing is that most mints are full of sugar.
After the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems. It can make for a vicious cycle.
Try Flossing Every Day
Overcoming chronic bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria. Brushing is a great start. But flossing is an even better weapon in this ongoing war. You should attempt to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-get regions in-between your teeth.
Your Tongue Needs Work
If you are plagued by chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue twice a day. Do it when you brush and floss! It will really make a difference.
Drink Water All The Time
We have found that keeping yourself hydrated is perhaps the best thing you can do to ward off bad breath. This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. But in order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that is even better!
Visit Aventura Dental Center Often!
We hope that you have been inspired to keep your mouth clean and fresh. Our preventive dentistry program will help you stay on the good road at every stage of life. Our thorough exams can alert us to any emerging causes for concern, and our professional-grade cleanings will help clear out anything that you might have missed at home. Don’t let bad breath ruin your social life, contact us instead!
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