Three Helpful Tips To Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Three Helpful Tips To Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Good oral hygiene habits are essential for a healthy mouth and smile. Good oral hygiene prevents tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. It also promotes good overall health.

Brush and floss your teeth 

Plaque and food particles can accumulate on and between teeth, which can lead to serious dental health issues. One of the most important things you can do to prevent these problems is to brush at least twice each day. You should clean your teeth first thing in the morning after breakfast to get rid of bacteria that accumulated overnight. Then, you should brush again before bedtime.

You should also floss at least once per day to remove plaque that is stuck between teeth and at the gum line. While flossing might not completely remove food particles from between teeth, it can certainly help to clean them and prevent tooth decay.

In addition to brushing and flossing, it’s very important for you to clean your entire mouth, including your tongue, cheeks, the roof of your mouth, and gums. You can use an ADA-accepted antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce bad breath and kill germs that can cause cavities. When possible, use a soft-bristled manual toothbrush to clean these areas of your mouth.

Avoid dry mouth

A dry mouth is a condition where the flow of saliva is reduced in the mouth. This can be caused by dehydration, certain medications, and diseases. Saliva helps cleanse the mouth by washing away food debris and other particles that can cause odor or decay. Without proper saliva flow, these substances buildup on teeth and gums, causing bad breath and cavities. Tobacco use is a common cause of dry mouth. Quitting smoking or using tobacco products can improve your oral health. Avoiding food and beverages that dehydrate you is key to avoiding dry mouth. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help avoid dry mouth as well. Talk to your dentist about potential dry mouth treatments that can help freshen your breath and fight tooth decay. 

Adjust your diet

What you eat has a direct impact on your oral health. Unhealthy foods can build up plaque and bacteria in your mouth and cause bad breath. Some foods can even cause cavities. You should aim for a balanced diet with healthy choices every day. This includes limiting sugary foods and beverages that feed oral bacteria. You should also consume plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you currently eat a healthy diet but are still experiencing bad breath, you may want to visit your dentist for further evaluation. He or she may be able to recommend treatments to help eliminate the odor.

To learn more about maintaining your oral health, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.







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