Tips To Avoid Bad Breath

October 5, 2021 0

The key to avoiding bad breath is eliminating it at its source. The first thing you can do is to come see us for a professional cleaning so that we can thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar where odor-causing bacteria thrive.  We will show you how to brush and floss properly.

Once you have had a professional cleaning, use these tips to keep bad breath at bay:

  • Floss between teeth and then brush your teeth, gums and tongue after each meal.  You can make this easier by keeping floss, toothpaste and a toothbrush in your desk, purse or your car.
  • If you can’t floss and brush, rinse your mouth after eating to dislodge food and moisten your mouth. Use a fluoride rinse, a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol, or water.
  • Make sure you drink lots of liquids. Water is preferable because it doesn’t have sugar and other ingredients that could worsen the problem.  It is important to keep your mouth moist.
  • If your mouth dries out, you can chew sugarless gum to stimulate the production of saliva.
  • If you wear dentures or a retainer, clean them frequently and periodically soak them in an antiseptic solution.
  • Come in for a professional cleaning at least twice a year.

If your bad breath persists despite following these tips, be sure to let us know.  Remember, you don’t have to live with bad breath.

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