Tips For Keeping Your Mouth Clean And Your Breath Fresh
- May 16, 2016
Welcome to the Gentle Dental Care blog!
In our central Connecticut office, we are conscious of your complete dental needs. Our compassionate crew can help you with everything. Making you physically and emotionally comfortable during each visit.
As a patient of ours, you will quickly see that we are all about quality. And that carries over into educating you on oral health matters. At the end of the day, we want you to be independently able to care for your mouth in-between office visits. That, in part, is the mission of this online platform.
And today, we want to use this platform to talk about an embarrassing matter: bad breath. If you struggle with this, you are not alone.
You’d be astonished by how many folks in this country are wrestling with a chronic condition called halitosis. This can be difficult to live with. Still, we want you to realize that there is plenty of steps that you can take to make your situation better.
Accordingly, we have compiled a brief list of things to keep in mind when dealing with bad breath…
Refresh Your Mouth With Water
Water is a pretty big deal. Truth be told, staying sufficiently hydrated is the best thing you can do to keep bad breath on the run. That is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing your bad breath. However, for saliva to be produced, you will need to drink plenty of refreshing water. That’s not to difficult, right?
Mints Make Matters Worse
We know it is easy in the short run to grab a mint, cover up the bad taste, and hope no one comes close enough to detect the bigger problem. The only thing is that most mints are full of sugar. And once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, what lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems to begin with.
You’ll never win the war with mints.
Brush Your Tongue
Your tongue is a major player. If you are confronted with chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue. We suggest that you do it as often as possible. It makes a big difference!
Brush And Floss Often
Defeating chronic bad breath is really a matter of destroying bacteria! By brushing your teeth, you are taking a good first step. But dental floss is an even better weapon in this ongoing war. You should brush and floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.
Spend Some Time At Gentle Dental Care!
Gentle Dental Care is conveniently located in the suburban town of Plainville, in the heart of central Connecticut. Why not see what we can do for you with our preventive dentistry program?
Following the advice in today’s blog post and visiting our office every three months or so can be all it takes to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and bad breath!
So, why put it off? To make an appointment, call our dental office today at 860-479-2397!