Ask a friend or loved one what to do about your bad breath, and you can be sure you will receive a variety of suggestions. Some may tell you about their favorite mouthwash, while others will insist you avoid certain foods. It’s true, of course, that pungent foods like garlic can result in immediate unsavory breath – however, it should go away if it’s just the food. If you’re dealing with a chronic problem, however, the underlying issue may require you to revisit your daily dental hygiene – and it may require you to schedule a visit with us. Learn a bit more with some helpful tips.
Tip #1: Brush, Brush, Brush
If you’re not brushing your teeth according to our suggested guidelines, the chances are quite good that you will develop bad breath. You see, the plaque in your mouth is full of bacteria, which release foul odors. If you are brushing twice daily and keeping their presence to a minimum, you are on the right track. If you’re skipping brushing sessions, bacteria accumulate, which leads to yucky breath.
Tip #2: Floss, Too
Don’t forget about that plaque that gets stuck between your teeth – it contributes to your bad breath, too. Make sure you’re flossing at least once a day, gently cupping the floss around each tooth as you remove plaque.
Tip #3: Clean Your Tongue
Surprise! Bacteria cling to your tongue, too. It’s essential that you “scrape” them off of this tissue to maintain fresh breath. You may gently brush your tongue during brushing sessions or use a tongue scraper for effective bacteria removal.
Tip #4: Visit Us For Professional Assistance
Still having some trouble attaining a fresh mouth? Schedule a visit with us, so we may provide you with professional products that will assist you in controlling bacteria and combatting bad breath.