Bad breath can be humiliating and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, some of us find ourselves having fits with bad breath quite often. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be created by poor oral hygiene, the food we eat or even tooth decay or gum disease.
Here are a few helpful tips on how to get control of your bad breath:
Brush Twice A Day And Floss Daily: This is the common piece of oral health advice. Flossing, especially, removes food debris, plaque and bacteria from between your teeth. By not flossing your teeth, you are allowing food partials to break down and create plaque, which can create bad breath.
Drink Plenty Of Water: Drinking water increases the saliva in your mouth and helps flush away food debris from your teeth. Drinking water is not only good for your overall health, but it is a great defender against cavities and bad breath!
Quit Smoking: Smoking is not only bad for your overall health, it can significant oral health issues, such as gum disease and even cancer. Smoking, of course, also creates bad breath.
Visit Our Office: Regular cleanings and examinations can go a long way toward helping you maintaining fresh breath.
It’s necessary to address bad breath. If these tips do not help reduce or knock out your bad breath, ask Dr. Receveur about other solutions. In some cases, bad breath can be caused by gum disease. Gum disease should be treated because it can cause swelling, bleeding, sensitivity, tooth loss and jawbone loss. If you have symptoms of gum disease, don’t put off your visit. Call us today!