Many people have experienced talking to that one person who makes us cringe because of the smell of their breath. You do what you can so that you do not have to face them because if they breathe in your direction you can smell their breath. While we all have experienced this kind of person, none of us want to be that person. The last thing that we want is for people to cringe away from us. That is why after we eat certain things we suck on a breath mint or chew a piece of minty gum.
Certain foods can be attributed with causing bad breath, but one of the main reasons for bad breath is poor oral hygiene. If you suffer from bad breath, there are some things that you can do to help.
GO TO THE DENTIST
A dentist will be able to help you find out why you have poor breath. When you know what is causing it, then you will be able to fix the problem.
BRUSH YOUR TEETH
While this may seem like an obvious response, it is still true. When you are brushing your teeth, it is important to make sure that you are brushing every tooth. Bacteria can grow on the gum lines of teeth or in the back of your mouth, so it is important to make sure that when you are brushing you are getting everything that you possibly can.
Flossing will allow you to get between each tooth where bacteria can hide. Flossing will also help to get below the gum line.
Be sure to drink water throughout the day so that you can keep your mouth clean. Water also helps with your saliva flow which is beneficial to keeping away bad breath.
BE CAREFUL WITH MOUTHWASH
Mouthwash it great for cleaning out your mouth and killing bacteria, but some mouthwashes have alcohol in them which can dry out your mouth. When you are choosing your mouthwash, look for a kind that doesn’t have alcohol in it.
A lot of bacteria is stored on the tongue. A tongue scraper is more effective at ridding your tongue of more bacteria than brushing can.
BITE INTO AN APPLE
Fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber and require a lot of chewing can help to clean your teeth and the vitamin C will help to kill bacteria.
Chewing gum can help to rid your teeth of food particles and it will keep your mouth moist.
If you have bad breath, there are things that you can do to get rid of it. Call Dr. Hadley—your Las Vegas dentist—today so that you can get started on treatment.