Bad breath is a problem that everyone has to deal with at some point. It’s impossible to keep our mouths smelling fresh and clean all day, every day, especially when there are delicious things to have like coffee or cheeseburgers with extra onions, pickles and mushrooms.
Dr. Bell is here to help! The best way to keep bad breath at bay is to figure out when you have it, why you have it, and how to fix it. We hope this blog post will help you in all of those areas, but if you still have questions please don’t to hesitate to ask at your next Midland dental appointment!
It can be really difficult to figure out if your breath is fresh or not. There are a number of little tricks you can try, but they aren’t very accurate in the long run. The best way really is to ask someone close to you.
It may seem scary to ask someone about your breath, but isn’t it better to know and work to fix it, then to not know and always wonder?
Dry Mouth. If you’ve read our posts about dry mouth, you’ll know that this is the number one cause of bad breath. Saliva cleans your mouth as it circulates, getting rid of odor-causing bacteria. Our Midland team has many ways to help with dry mouth, but the immediate solution is simple: drink more water!
Food. Everyone knows that onions and garlic make breath have a distinctive odor and this may not be exactly what you’re going for on your big, romantic night. Try bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste with you on your big date so that you can clean your teeth discreetly after you finish dinner.
Tobacco. Whether it’s smoking or chewing, tobacco interferes with your natural saliva production and very quickly leads to bad breath. Try staying away from tobacco during your date, or brushing your teeth as quickly as possible when you are finished.
You’ve heard us say it before, and we’re going to say it again: the best way to maintain the beauty and health of your teeth is a consistent oral hygiene routine. If you have any questions, check out our oral hygiene page.
If bad breath is a consistent problem for you or one of your loved ones, it could be an indication of a more serious health issue. Please be sure to mention it to our Midland office, either at your next appointment or by calling us with your concerns. Dr. Bell is always here to help you!
Please call us at 432-218-4389 or fill out the form below to request an appointment.
Bad breath is a problem that everyone has to deal with at some point. It’s impossible to keep our mouths smelling fresh and clean all day, every day, especially when there are delicious things to have like coffee or cheeseburgers with extra onions, pickles and mushrooms. Dr. Bell is here to help! The best way […]
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