Five Ways to Prevent Bad Breath
October 27, 2022
If you’ve struggled with bad breath, you are not alone. Also known as halitosis, bad breath may be either a temporary or chronic problem. Either way, it is something that can cause anxiety, especially in social situations. While gum and mints can provide a temporary fix, here are five ways to stop bad breath at the source.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Properly taking care of your teeth is the first line of defense against bad breath.This entails brushing twice daily, flossing once daily and making sure to brush your tongue. Along with leaving your mouth minty fresh, keeping up with your dental routine can make sure that you are removing the harmful bacteria that leads to bad breath.
Saliva helps with the removal of debris and bacteria build-up. When dehydrated, there is not enough saliva to help keep your mouth clean which can result in bad breath. Remember to drink water throughout the day!
Watch What you Eat
Certain foods can directly contribute to bad breath including onions, garlic, and certain spices. These lingering aromas from meals can be a result of the breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth. Swishing with water or chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help prevent bad breath.
Avoid Tabaco Products
Smoking tobacco, in particular, causes foul breath on its own. However, it is made worse by drying out your mouth and thickening saliva, which promotes the growth of bacteria and foul odors.
Visit the Dentist
The team at Beall Dental Center is here to help you combat bad breath. During a routine cleaning, we can help remove any build-up thus preventing bacteria to be the cause of bad breath. If you’re experiencing chronic bad breath, we can also get to the source of that.
For a healthy and happy smile, schedule your next appointment at Beall Dental Center!