Learn How To Avoid Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be embarrassing and impact your social life, which in turn leads to issues with overall quality of life. But did you know this is often related to your oral health, and even your meal options? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how to avoid bad breath and enjoy better oral health!

The Causes of Halitosis

Why do we develop persistent bad breath? Halitosis could be the result of foods we eat, including items containing onions and garlic. Drinks that dry the mouth, like coffee, could also be a contributing factor. Often, poor oral health is a major factor behind your halitosis. When we don’t brush and floss properly and we eat and drink items high in sugar and starch, this can create plaque buildup and in the process, cause bad breath. This can worsen as you develop issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Improving Your Oral Hygiene at Home

One way to help is to change your oral hygiene routine. Try to drink more water to rinse away trapped food and drink particles, and be sure to eat healthy foods low in items like onions and garlic. You should brush your teeth in the morning and at night for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss in the evening to remove what a toothbrush cannot reach. These actions help limit plaque and tartar buildup until we can remove the layers completely with a cleaning. We also have special products to fight bad breath!


Our BreathRx® products are designed to help destroy volatile sulfur compounds that cause halitosis, as they contain ZYTEK, an ingredient that blends thymol, zinc, and eucalyptus oil. The mouth rinse and breath spray can kill harmful oral bacteria, and limit plaque buildup. We also have special toothpastes, tongue spray and scrapers, gum, and mints. These products are also alcohol-free, safe for everyone and safe for prolonged use too. Our team will talk to you about your normal hygiene routine and habits, so we can choose the best products for you.

Dental Cleanings

Every six months, we want to see you for a dental cleaning, in which we remove all plaque and tartar before polishing your teeth thoroughly. The procedure helps fight periodontal disease and protects your smile from poor oral health. This is essential for fighting bad breath too! If you have any questions about our BreathRx® products or about improving your oral hygiene routines, then contact our team today to learn more.


We want to help you enjoy good oral health and a better quality of life too. To find out more or to schedule their next appointment for treatment, give us a call at our office in Livonia, MI at (734)425-4400.