Nobody likes having bad breath. This condition can be particularly problematic when you are forced to work in close proximity to others. Beyond that, when it is chronic, it can also mean that something has gone awry in regards to your oral health. That can often be an emerging episode of gum disease. Whatever the case may be, around here, we can help get to the bottom of it so that your smile can return to a healthier, fresh-feeling condition ASAP. Keep reading to hear what we tell our patients about preventing bad breath, and then call us at 256-229-3416 to request your next round of teeth cleanings and oral exams for you and your family.

Avoid Breath Mints

Sure mints make your breath seem fresh for a moment or two. The trouble is that most mints are loaded with sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that stays behind is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria that has been contributing to your problems all along. Don’t try to take the easy way out. You’ll only be prolonging the real cure.

Focus On Hygiene Habits

Overcoming bad breath can simply be a matter of destroying bacteria. So, remember that brushing and rinsing with mouthwash is a good place to start. Do that twice a day for two minutes (the brushing part). But don’t forget that flossing is also a non-negotiable component of all this. You should be flossing twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-get areas in-between your teeth. That is often where the bad breath stems from. This practice wil also be good for your teeth and gums.

Watch What You Put In Your Mouth

Generally speaking, sugary sodas are never a good idea. Too many sports drinks are bad for you too. But drinking water will actually help you ward off bad breath. Here’s why: saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. In order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that is even better, because you can better prevent disease and decay that way.

Call The Team You Trust

We want you to be able to enjoy having a mouth that is fresh and clean. That’s why we look forward to seeing you twice a year at least for those crucial dental checkups during which we will provide you with professional teeth cleanings and oral exams to assess the overall condition of your mouth, and check for problems, while offering affordable solutions to whatever you may be dealing with, including bad breath. We hope you have been inspired to Call East Limestone Family Dental today at 256-229-3416, or contact us online to request a breath-enhancing appointment in Athens, AL.