Is bad breath impairing your social outings? Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can cause embarrassment or shame. Our dentist and team are happy to share some simple things you can do at home to fight gum disease.
One of the easiest ways to combat bad breath is to drink enough water. Hydration is important so that the mouth can produce sufficient saliva. Saliva is very important to oral health because it helps clean and rinse the mouth.
Brushing and flossing are not only imperative to your oral health, they are an integral part of fighting or preventing bad breath. When brushing and flossing are neglected, the food particles and bacteria that linger in the mouth can cause bad breath. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice each day and floss once daily.
Mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing your teeth. However, using mouthwash regularly can help in the battle against bad breath.
You likely know that foods like onions and garlic can cause bad breath. Did you know that acidic foods and foods high in fructose can also contribute to halitosis? Because of this, we suggest that you avoid these foods. Choose instead foods that increase saliva flow, like:
– Whole grains
– Orange and dark green vegetables
– Some Fruits
– Proteins like beans and meat
If you need more help with fighting bad breath in Clinton Township, Michigan, we welcome you to contact Dobry Dental at 586-286-0790 today to schedule a visit with Dr. John Dobry.