In order to be successful with preventive dentistry initiatives there must be an active partnership between a patient and a versatile team of dental professionals like the one we have here at Grandridge Dental. We’ll help you keep disease and decay at bay with regular teeth cleanings and oral exams. Plus, we’ll be able to help you overcome any other issues that arise along the way. One of these common problems is bad breath. Occasional bad breath is embarrassing, as we all know. But if you are suffering from a chronic condition known as halitosis, you won’t be able to ignore it for long.
Today we have some suggestions for getting a handle on bad breath. When you are finished reading, be sure to call us at [phone] to request your next visit to our Kennewick, WA dentist’s office.
Bypass The Mints
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. So, take our advice and skip the mints!
Start Flossing Every Day
You should be doing this one already. If you’re not, now is as good a time as any to start. Remember, defeating chronic bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria. Brushing is a great place to start. But flossing is an even better weapon in this battle. If you already have bad breath, you should try flossing twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard to get regions in-between your teeth.
Work On Your Tongue
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! Trust us, it can really make a difference in your situation.
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! With summer right around the corner, this is something you will want to keep top of mind for other reasons too.
Call Your Dentist For Regular Appointments!
This is our favorite tip on the list.
But seriously, we hope that you have been inspired to keep your mouth clean and fresh. To that end, our preventive dentistry program will help you stay on track 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! To schedule your appointment at Grandridge Dental, call our Kennewick, WA office today at 509-380-9046 or fill out our convenient online form.