Is Halitosis interfering with your professional life or personal relationships? Do you notice people taking a few steps back when you stop by to talk to them? Bad breath isn’t just embarrassing…it’s something a lot of people are even too afraid to talk to their dentist about! Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get your breath off to a better start.
Avoid Mouth Rinses With Alcohol
Alcoholic mouth rinses can dry out your mouth and change the natural flora of your oral environment. This can feed into the odorous cycle and make bad breath worse than it needs to be.
Throw Out the Breath Mints
Most breath mints contain sugar, which feeds bacteria. Instead, opt for a Xylitol gum, which can actually prevent bacteria buildup. Consider adding a few drops of essential oil (mint or peppermint) to your toothbrush in the morning as well, for a dramatic boost of freshness.
Have Your Dentist Check for Gum Disease
Gum disease allows odor-causing bacteria to collect under your gumlines, between the soft tissue and your teeth. Even then, it causes your gingiva to become diseased and detach, allowing the infection to get worse. You may be brushing well, but only your dental team can clean these areas.
See Your Doctor
Some types of breath malodor are caused by underlying systemic diseases. If oral hygiene or diet doesn’t seem to do anything for your halitosis, you may need to see your doctor to rule other conditions out.
Blooming Smiles Dental Studio is here to help you on your way to a healthy smile and fresher breath. Call us today to schedule your next dental cleaning!
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