Kiss Bad Breath Goodbye
Created on July 15, 2014
Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be one of the most frustrating dental conditions experienced by Dr. Peck’s patients. Often seen in newer patients, or those with a weak at-home dental care routine, halitosis is a completely treatable condition.
Don’t let bad breath ruin your social and professional interactions. Take these simple steps today to improve your chances for fresh clean breath.
Stop smoking! As if you needed another reason to limit your tobacco use, smoking can cause chronic halitosis. No matter how much you brush and how much gum you chew, bad breath can set in deep within the tissues of your mouth through prolonged tobacco use.
Brush, brush, brush. A majority of cases of bad breath seen by Dr. Peck are caused by poor at-home dental care routines. By brushing twice a day and flossing once you greatly increase your chances for regularly fresh breath. If you want to further increase your chances for good breath, add a freshening mouth wash once or twice daily as well as more frequent brushing or flossing. Also – don’t forget your tongue. Half of the worst breath causing germs are located at the back of your tongue.
Eat and drink. Many patients worry that their diet causes their bad breath, or that by avoiding a snack they will avoid bad breath. However regular eating and drinking causes saliva to move about your mouth keeping it clean by washing away bacteria. Sugary foods and beverages can inhibit the growth of bacteria so avoid these snacks to improve your chances for cleaner breath.
Make these simple improvements to your daily habits to improve your chances for long-lasting fresh breath.