What Does Your Breath Say About You?

If you are experiencing bad breath, there are things you can do to help smell sweeter! Daily brushing and flossing are key to keeping your breath clean, but sometimes they just aren’t enough. Here are some things you can do to prevent bad breath, or halitosis.

What foods are you eating? Make sure to remove all food particles after eating pungent foods like onions, garlic, etc. Rinse, rinse, rinse with water even if you have no toothpaste handy.

Do you have dry mouth? This happens when there is not enough saliva in the mouth to wash away bacteria. Staying hydrated will go a long way to helping with dry mouth. Avoid caffeinated drinks that act as diuretics.

Do you smoke? If you smoke tobacco this may irritate your gums and contribute to bad breath, not only by causing dry mouth but by releasing an odor when you exhale. You can also chew sugarless gum or candy to help to freshen your breath throughout the day.

If you have gum disease, your breath will let you know. Persistent bad breath from plaque is formed by the bacteria hardening in your mouth over time. Regular cleanings will help prevent this!

If you have a disease, including diabetes, a sinus or lung infection may also cause bad breath. Using a mouthwash will help, and also consider using a tongue scraper to remove the film.

Visit our office or give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health. At Sunshine Dental we want to keep you smiling!

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